The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has stated that Nigeria is at a very high risk of recording the deadly coronavirus because the country imports almost everything it uses except water.
This was made known by Mojisola Adeyeye, the commission’s DG, at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday.
Nigeria should “start praying” because it is exposed to great risk following the outbreak in China.
“Seventy percent of our drugs are imported and the alarm I am sounding now is one everybody should take seriously. We have drug insecurity because of the coronavirus.”
“India is already feeling it because they buy most of their materials and active ingredients from China. If India is feeling it, we should start praying because we don’t manufacture anything here except water. We import almost everything – active and non-active ingredients, equipment etc.
“So it is a scary thing, and I have been emphasizing this from day one; we need drug security. Since we import 70 percent of our drugs, then, we are in trouble if such things happen.”