20th September, 2023
By Olajide Idowu
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Wednesday, introduced online product and company registration for producers and marketers of NAFDAC-controlled and regulated products in Osun.
Mr Akin Fagboroye, Assistant Director, NAFDAC, South West Zonal Office, Ibadan, disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting with product manufacturers and distributors in Osogbo.
He explained that the online registration was to eliminate bottlenecks and eliminate third parties in the product registration process.
Fagboroye explained that the online registration, which had been on for a while, was for limited and certain products, “and the online registration now covered all products controlled and regulated by NAFDAC”.
“The online registration, NAFDAC Automated Products Administration and Monitoring System (NAPAMS) is to enable manufacturers to register their products easily from the comfort of their homes.
“The process has been made seamless that an applicant can monitor (online) all the process from registration, payment, status/stages of registered product and even print out registration certificate of the product without going to NAFDAC office,” he said.
Also, Mrs Roseline Ajayi, Director, NAFDAC South West Zonal Office, Ibadan, said although the online registration was to enable easy registration of products, NAFDAC still had desk officers to attend to customers’ enquiries and complaints.
“NAFDAC wants to advance beyond the level 3 international rating in food control and regulation and henceforth, they will be engaging in post-market surveillance.
“You will see us more on the field. Stakeholders, especially in the distribution chain, that do not have the requirements to distribute some NAFDAC-regulated products should do the needful, register and get listed with NAFDAC,” she said.
She said defaulters or those who were found short of the requirements during NAFDAC’s visit to their establishments would be sanctioned appropriately.
Dr Isaac Kolawole, Osun NAFDAC State Coordinator, in his remarks, stated that the stakeholders’ meeting was part of the agency’s interactive programme to sensitise, educate and enlighten manufacturers and distributors.