The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has put in place effective mechanisms to track and trace narcotic products right from production, the manufacturing plant, to the end user.
The Agency’s Director General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday while commissioning the narcotic drugs serialization pilot project in Lagos.
Adeyeye said the move was geared towards tackling the menace of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria, particularly amongst the teeming youth population.
She said that narcotics were chosen amongst other classes of drugs to mitigate drug abuse, adding that this will be replicated for all other NAFDAC-regulated drug products.
The NAFDAC boss said that through the scanning device on an Android phone, consumers can now verify the authenticity of the drug product they consume and be assured of the quality of medicines.