(By Yusuff Moshood)
Embassy Pharmaceutical and Chemicals Limited has been named the first most compliant company in the pharmaceutical sector by the Ports Inspection Directorate (PID) of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The award was presented to the company at the 2013 End-of-Year Party/Performance Recognition Award for Stakeholders organised by NAFDAC PID and held at NECA Hall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, last month.
Speaking on behalf of the Director General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, Pharm. (Mrs) M. Ebigbeyi, director, Ports Inspection, disclosed that Embassy was given the award in recognition of its performance and compliance with NAFDAC regulations in 2013.
She noted that Embassy was the first company in the pharmaceutical sector to ensure documentation and ports clearing processes were strictly followed in line with NAFDAC PID’s mandate that only quality and safe drugs, cosmetics, chemicals and medical devices should be imported into or exported from the country.
Ebigbeyi also used the opportunity to remind stakeholders that for NAFDAC to achieve its mandate, all must comply with the agency’s regulatory requirements in the clearing process of all its regulated products.
Pharm. Kayode Nelson, Embassy’s national sales manager, received the award on behalf of his company at the event.