The Nigerian Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) has shut down six pharmaceutical companies for unsanitary conditions.
The commission’s spokesperson, Sayo Akintola, announced the move on behalf of the commission’s chairman, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye.
She said the agency did so in line with its mandate to prevent the spread of substandard products across the country.
“The companies were shut down after an investigation into their national operations,” Mr Akintola said, as reported by NAN.
“These companies, despite warnings, have failed to comply with Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) standards to ensure pharmaceutical hygiene.”
The president also lamented the failure of companies, which are domestic, to adhere to “strict standards” of maintaining the cleanliness and quality of their products.