National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned business firms against undermining its regulatory activities.
The warning was contained in a statement issued by NAFDAC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Jimoh Abubakar, and made available to Newsmen in Abuja
The statement says the warning is in response to a recent online publication by the Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) undermining the operations of the agency.
It describes the publication, especially the comments made by the association’s president as a deliberate, calculated mischief, aimed at fighting the anti corruption system of NAFDAC.
The statement notes that in the past, importers and clearing agents were made to physically move from one NAFDAC office to the other to process the clearance of their goods at the ports.
It affirms that with the appointment of the current Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, many things have changed in the agency.
The statement stresses that NAFDAC has fast track implementation of electronic processing of clearance of goods at the ports from issuance of licenses to the release of imported products.
According to the statement, the new system of online documentation and operations of NAFDAC has enabled business firms and owners to clear their consignment without visiting the offices of the agency except when invited.