National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has inaugurated a Multi-sectorial Technical Committee for the enforcement of International Code for Marketing of Breast-milk Substitute BMS in Kaduna State.

The committee was inaugurated during a three-day capacity building training for its members in Zaria.

Inaugurating the committee, Director General of NAFDAC, Moji Adeyeye, described the move as a critical step towards effective regulation, monitoring and enforcement of the BMS Code in the state.

She explained that to fast track the implementation process, a five-year strategy was developed in 2021, and that the strategy provided for the formation of the committee and BMS Monitoring Teams across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

This, according to her, is to strengthen advocacy and implementation coordination, adding that the Kaduna State Multi-Sectoral Technical Committee is the first to be inaugurated in the country.

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