NAFDAC, Assistant Director, in charge of Veterinary Medicine Division, Dr. Sadiq Yunus, has charged Nigerians to look inward in solving the current dwindling economy by producing their requirements and shun foreign goods that have local substitutes.
“With our present depressing economy, Nigerians should not allow the country continue to be a dumping ground for other foreign finished products that have substitutes here” he stressed.
Yunus, leading a team of NAFDAC top officials, was speaking yesterday at a one-day training/sensitization workshop on production and post production handling of antibiotics, vitamins and agrochemicals, organized by NAFDAC in conjunction with the Association of Animal Health and Agrochemical Producers, held at Ijegun near Ikotun, Lagos.
The NAFDAC boss explained that the economic problem is an opportunity for Nigerians to brace up and develop their own local industries and save our hard-earned foreign exchange from depletion. But he emphasized that their production must pass NAFDAC tests and regulations and meet international standards and practice.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of Association of Animal Health and Agrochemical Producers, Mr. Tunde Adewoye, said his members were doing their best producing animal health and agrochemicals that compared favourably with imported products, apart from meeting NAFDAC standard and regulations.