NAFDAC tasks manufacturers on product registration, licence regularisation

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By Stella Kabruk
Kaduna:  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
has urged manufacturers of regulated products in Kaduna State to hasten registration of their products or face sanction.

The NAFDAC Coordinator in Kaduna State, Nasiru Mato, said this in an interview with the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kaduna.

Mato identified marketing authorisation, quality, safety, efficacy, competitiveness and fulfillment of the
law as some of the benefits of product registration.

He also listed adequate documentation, good manufacturing practices and report of laboratory analysis as part of the processes for product registration.

He said the agency had deployed new improved NAFDAC Automated Product Administration and Monitoring System (NAPAMS)- a fast end-to-end electronic- based platform for processing of client applications, vetting of documents and product approval.

“The system offers an enhanced and retrievable database for all NAFDAC registered regulated products.

“The transparency of the digitized registration process is interactive; and allows for an interface with clients at every step, from start to finish.

“Clients can monitor the registration status of their products at any point as long as there is internet connectivity.

“The NAFDAC Reg. Number on any regulated product has a fixed validity period, and must be renewed at the appropriate time before its expiration.

“And just like fresh or new application for registration, licence renewal is also processed on-line,” he said

Mato said that NAFDAC offers a three months penalty waiver window period to manufacturers to ease renewal of product licence.

He, therefore, urged manufacturers of regulated products whose licences have expired to take advantage of the window and renew them.

He commended the Director– General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, for providing the enabling environment for enhanced and sustainable regulatory activities. (NAN)( / Flowerbudnews

Biola Lawal