Come use our facilities for free, NAFDAC begs exporters of agro-allied products

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has urged exporters to use its facilities to standardise exportable at free-of-charge.
The Agency’s Director of Special Duties, Abubakar Jimoh, made the appeal  in Enugu on Thursday.
Jimoh said that the use of its facilities was part of the Agency’s contributions to Federal Government Zero Export Reject Initiative.
“The Agency is currently implementing no fee charge for inspection, laboratory analysis and export licence when exporting products.
“NAFDAC recently established Small Business Support Desk to guide small businesses, including agro-allied products exporters on how to achieve this with ease in line with the Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.
“This is to ensure that the agro-allied products meant for export from the country gets NAFDAC certification from our internationally accredited and standardised laboratories in order for the product to gain quick international acceptance,” he said.
According to him, the international accredited laboratories are in four locations, namely Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Anambra.
Jimoh noted that the Agency was already synergising with other government commissions and agencies involved in export business and control to ensure that Nigerians, especially young entrepreneurs succeed in this direction.
He said that NAFDAC had been working in partnership with Nigerian Investment Promotion Council, the Nigeria Export Promotion Agency and others to promote export in order to diversify the economy.

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