Adeyeye said in an interview with Daybreak in Abuja on Friday said there was need to encourage local manufacturing of drugs and loccally consumed foods to safeguard the health of the people.
“I have from the beginning of my assumption of duty in the agency, emphasized the need for local manufacturing of drugs.
“As a country, we should take this seriously, we must strengthen our local manufacturers if we must achieve universal health coverage,” she said.
The NAFDAC DG said the agency was already building internal capacity to enable it play vital roles in the achievement of UHC.
“In NAFDAC, we are doing our part towards the realization of UHC, we are currently building our own internal capacity to fit into the UHC realization,” she said.