From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia
The Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye at the weekend held stakeholders consultative forum in Lafia the Nasarawa state capital to ensure ease of doing business for micro, small and medium enterprises, MSMSEs, in Nigeria.
The event held at the Savanna Guest Inn Jos Road.
Addressing the stakeholders at the event, the Director General who was represented by the Director Special Duty, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh said that the forum was to provide a platform for discussion with stakeholders in order to identify the challenges they encountered in the course of registering their products and to come up with a way forward towards eliminating such bottlenecks; added that MSMSEs play a vital role in the economic development of Nigeria and are known to be the main engine of growth as well as provide a key factor in promoting private sector development and partnership aid in the development of local technology.
The Director General also said that NAFDAC in line with its enabling act CAPNI laws of the federation of Nigeria LFN 2004 is mandated to regulate and control the manufacture, importation, exportation, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetic, medical devices, packaged water, chemicals and detergents collectively known as “regulated products”.
According to the NAFDAC boss “All regulated products conform to accepted standards of quality and safety. The aim is to protect public health by ensuring that only the right quality regulated products are made available. We achieve this through document review, good manufacturing practices (GMP) inspection of facilities, laboratory evaluation, product registration, post marketing surveillance, pharmaco vigilance, investigation and enforcement activities.
Also contributing, the zonal coordinator, north central zone Mrs. Josephine Dayilim opined