NAFDAC introduces online registration to manufacturers in Osun state

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has introduced online product and company registration to producers and marketers of NAFDAC-controlled and regulated goods in Osun state.

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Assistant Director, NAFDAC, South West Zonal Office, Ibadan, Mr. Akin Fagboroye, disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday, with product manufacturers and distributors in Osogbo.

He explained that the online registration was to eliminate bottlenecks and eliminate third parties in the product registration process.

Fagboroye explained that, “The online registration, which had been on for a while, was for limited and certain products, and the online registration now covered all products controlled and regulated by NAFDAC.

“The online registration, NAFDAC Automated Products Administration and Monitoring System (NAPAMS), is to enable manufacturers to register their products easily from the comfort of their homes.

“The process has been made seamless so that an applicant can monitor (online) all the process from registration, payment, status/stages of registered product and even print out registration certificate of the product without going to NAFDAC office,” he said.

Also, Director, NAFDAC South West Zonal Office, Ibadan, Mrs. Roseline Ajayi, said although the online registration was to enable easy registration of products, NAFDAC still had desk officers to attend to customers’ enquiries and complaints.

“NAFDAC wants to advance beyond the level 3 international rating in food control and regulation and henceforth, will be engaging in post-market surveillance.

“You will see us more on the field. Stakeholders, especially in the distribution chain, that do not have the requirements to distribute some NAFDAC-regulated products should do the needful, register and get listed with NAFDAC,” she said.

Ajayi said defaulters or those found short of the requirements during NAFDAC’s visit to their establishments would be sanctioned appropriately.

The Osun NAFDAC State Coordinator, Dr. Isaac Kolawole, in his remarks, stated that the stakeholders’ meeting was part of the agency’s interactive programme to sensitise, educate and enlighten manufacturers and distributors.

He also said the meeting was also meant to update everyone on current issues about NAFDAC.

Kolawole said NAPAMS was to enlighten stakeholders that NAFDAC had now provided an automatic e-process for product registration.

“The e-process (electronic process) would eliminate unnecessary documentation, and delay in registration and also reduce unnecessary charges being levied on our stakeholders by consultants.

“Prior to the meeting, the Osun NAFDAC office has always introduced NAPAMS to stakeholders at every meeting,” he added.

 

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