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NAFDAC registers 400 regulated products in Kaduna

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By Flowerbud News

Jan. 20, 2022

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it registered about 400 regulated products
in 2021.

The state Coordinator, Mr Nasiru Mato, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Thursday.

Mato said the products comprised of foods, cosmetics and packaged water.

He added that “it was indeed a success story as NAFDAC in Kaduna State witnessed huge increase in product registration,
with about 400 new foods, cosmetics and packaged water secured in 2021.’’

He said that the deployment of e-registration via Automated Product Administration and Monitoring System (NAPAMS)
had tremendously turned around the registration processes for regulated products.

He added that “the process is seamless, real-time enabled, hassle-free and transparent, and eliminates possible registration bottlenecks.

“With NAPAMS, clients can go online to submit their applications for product registration and renewal of licences.”

The coordinator added that Kaduna State intending manufacturers of NAFDAC regulated products had embraced the technology,
resulting in increase in the number of registered products in the state in recent time.

He stressed that “with NAPAMS, product registration is just a *’click’* away, as vetting of submitted documents can feasibly
and easily be done online”.

He explained that the decentralisation of the registration process for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) product categories
with minimal risk had effectively reduced the possible delay in registration timeline as licenses were now obtained with ease.

“The remarkable accomplishment demonstrates the resilience and determination, as well as the continued support of the Director-General
of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye,” he noted.

He also said that the agency’s focus would be intensified with regards to critical stakeholders and grassroots engagement to ensure greater results and healthy citizenry.

NAN