-As American Business Council holds Breakfast Meeting with DG NAFDAC
The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Professor Mojisola Adeyeye has sent a warning signal to all importers of substandard foods and drugs related products into the country, saying the agency will not allow the country to be a dumping ground for such products.
Prof. Adeyeye, who spoke during a Breakfast Meeting organised by the American Business Council, noted that it will no longer be business as usual for all foreign countries, especially the Asian countries, whose inferior and adulterated drugs and foods have flooded the Nigerian markets hitherto, adding that the agency will soon commence prosecuting any nation found culprit of this act.
Her words:“We are going to blacklist many countries, for instance, the Asian countries, which are in the habit of sending substandard products to Nigeria, because the country has been inundated with narcotic products, in fact, we will possibly prosecute any foreign company found guilty of the act henceforth”.
The NAFDAC DG, who briefed the audience on the new development in the agency, in the area of ICT, said they are setting up electronic platforms for all transactions, ranging from e-registration, e-clearance, e-permit, in such a way that companies can properly relate with them without face- to- face communication, which will make their work easier and faster.
She further assured stakeholders and investors on the best performance of NAFDAC during her tenure, stating that although they are civil servants, but they don’t work like civil service organisations, because NAFDAC is deadline crazy under her administration.
American Business Council Secretary explains motive for the meeting
According to the CEO/Executive Secretary, American Business Council, Mrs Margaret Olele, “The American Business Council is the voice of American investments in Nigeria and the Nigerian Affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce. Working with the US Mission and other partners, we drive trade and investment opportunities between Nigeria and United States of America in the interest of its member companies and both countries. Our overarching goal is to support sustainable socio-economic reform initiatives in Nigeria through public policy advocacy, promotion and implementation.
In line with the Federal Government’s objective on improving the ease of doing business in the country, it is imperative for stakeholders and the media to share their perspectives with the DG of NAFDAC, in order to have an organised and healthy society”.