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NAFDAC Sensitizes MSMEs in Kano, Eliminates Need for Consultants in Product Registration

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The Director General of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, has said that Micro Small Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) no longer require consultants or agents to register their products with the Agency.

Professor Adeyeye emphasized that NAFDAC has implemented certain measures to alleviate the difficulties faced by MSMEs during the registration process.

Represented by the Director Northwest Zone of NAFDAC, Mrs Josephine Dayilim, during a one-day sensitisation workshop for Micro, Small Scale Enterprises, Supermarket Operators and Wholesalers, held in Kano, Professor Adeyeye also said some of the measures put in place by the Agency included: streamlined registration procedures, use of common facilities, reduction in tariff, discontinuation of use of consultant, small business support desk, one stop shop among others.

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The NAFDAC Boss further said part of the problem the agency had in the past was high registration cost due to interaction of MSMEs operators with consultants.

She noted that the Agency whose mandate is to register some of MSMEs products, decided to embark on sensitisation across the country.

According to her, “NAFDAC considers Kano State as an excellent partner in executing our mandate because it is a bussiness hub, that is why we’re here to sensitize and educate the entrepreneurs on the basic requirements and easiest way to register your products, so that you can add value to various commodities, ( food and cosmetics) without compromising quality and safety of the products.”

“NAFDAC mandate is to safeguard the health of the nation by ensuring that only safe, wholesome and quality products are available in the market. We understand the challenges faced by our entrepreneurs, and we are here to collaborate with you to navigate the regulatory landscape.”

She emphasized the importance of adhering to regulatory standards, stating that  the success of MSMEs is to  intertwined with the trust customers placed on their products.

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Professor Mojisola Adeyeye added that it is not only legal requirement but moral obligation to prioritize the safety and well-being of those who consume what was being produced.

She implored MSMEs operators to be vigilant, verify the authenticity of the product they sell and ensure compliance with NAFDAC regulations, adding that the vision of the Agency is to be a world class regulatory Agency.

Earlier in  his welcome address, Mr. Kassim Ibrahim Idrissa, the Kano State Coordinator of NAFDAC, highlighted NAFDAC’s responsibility to ensure the quality and healthiness of food and other products in society.

He emphasized the significant role that MSMEs play in the economic landscape of the state, region, and Nigeria as a whole.

Mr Idrissa explained. These MSMEs, along with supermarkets and other key outlets, act as crucial gatekeepers to ensure the consumption of safe and healthy products.

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The theme of the event, “Ensuring Safety, Quality, and Compliance in Food and Other Regulatory Products,” underscores the importance of public health.

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