In a bid to combat the influx of dangerous drugs into the country through the international borders, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is partnering with the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) to safeguard lives of her citizenry.
The Director, Ports Inspection Directorate of the Agency, Professor Samson Adebayo reportedly said that NAFDAC are regulators, NAFDAC officials are not police officers, but are trained professionals to direct importers, exporters and Customs brokers to be compliant and imbibe the ideals of international best practices.
Adebayo reportedly called for ANLCA to enlighten other members and especially their staff that mostly interface with NAFDAC to always endeavor to follow laid down procedures and stop faking receipts, permits, certificates, etc.
The Western Zone Chapters Coordinator of ANLCA, Dr. John Ofobike reportedly said that to facilitate the execution of the Agency’s mandate in the ports, ANLCA has partnered with NAFDAC in checkmating the inflow of illegal drugs and unwholesome substances into Nigeria.
“The traffic challenge in the course of interacting with your offices in processing documentations, is taking its toll on the health and finances of our members. We will appreciate the automation of first and second stampings, before Customs releases”.
“Our members will also appreciate a reduction of the costs involved in processing documentation and, the automation of the payment of statutory fees processes.” Ofobike reportedly said.