In a bid to ease the process of doing business in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has put in place measures aimed at easing the delays and costs associated with obtaining NAFDAC registration.
The Acting Director General of NAFDAC, Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, during a stakeholders forum in Kaduna disclosed this and addressed other issues affecting the cordial relationships between the agency and relevant stakeholders.
Abubakar Jimoh, the Director Special duties of NAFDAC stated that the agency has reduced registration tariffs up to to 50 percent across all boards for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) alone. For example, the agency has reduced the tariff for items such as sachet water (popularly known in Nigeria as pure water) from N31,000 to N15,500. The timeline for registration has been reduced to a maximum of 90 days.
“The federal government through the office of the vice president who is driving the MSME’S project has given us the challenge to reduce time line further to 60 days and that is a matching order which we had to meet, ” he said.
The Kaduna State coordinator of NAFDAC, Nantim Dadi, said that the New NAFDAC administration is committed in making things easier for Nigerians.Nigerians can now go ahead and register their NAFDAC products and services and get it done in less than 90 days.