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NAFDAC seeks funds to research indigenous stimulants

Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii, has urged industries to provide funds for research and development…

Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii, has urged industries to provide funds for research and development of pharmaceutical activities inherent in production of indigenous stimulants. He made the call at the 4th International Conference on Africa’s Indigenous Stimulants at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBAAC) in Osogbo, Osun State.
Orhii, who was represented by a director from the agency, Dr.Bukar Ali Usman, noted that researches were now revealing the huge benefits of traditional plants used to produce indigenous stimulants.
Speaking on the theme ‘Utilisation of Africa’s Indigenous Stimulants as a Key to Poverty Eradication,’ the NAFDAC boss urged government at all levels to create jobs through traditional plants and warned that the agency would not relent in evaluating new products that incorporate indigenous stimulants.
A representative of Kasapreko Nigeria, Mr. Peter Adegor, enumerated the health benefits of indigenous stimulants and explained that they are not dangerous for human consumption, even as he warned against abuses.
Adegor, who spoke on behalf of the founder of Kasapreko, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, commended NAFDAC for the proper monitoring and regulatory activities on food and drugs in the country which he said has ensured strictadherence to global standards in the production of pharmaceuticalproducts, including the indigenous stimulants.
 

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