Manufacturers applaud NAFDAC’s 50% cut in registration fee

Manufacturers applaud NAFDAC’s 50% cut in registration fee

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Food manufacturers in Nigeria have commended the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control for its recent decision to review registration fee downward by 50 per cent to ease the production of foods and drugs in the country.
A baker of Hi-nutrients Wholemeal Bread in Ketu, Lagos, Mrs Afolashade Oworu, noted that the slashing of registration fee was a good development as it would lessen the financial burden of running baking business in the country.
“I am very happy with this new development because, before we were paying N52,750 for registration fee with NAFDAC, but now it is half; bakers and food producers can now heave a sigh of relief. People know it is not easy to run a food business, aside from the rising cost of food materials in the market, the operational cost of running them has also been a challenge. But with what we have now, a little burden has been lifted off our shoulders,” she said.
Maker of DAP table water, Akute, Lagos, Mr. Deji Adepoju, noted that the new measure would improve the quality of the products manufactured because they would now have more money to channel into buying the appropriate materials and ingredients in making their edible items.
“You know how some sachet water producers cut corners, when producing their packaged water. Instead of them going through the normal stages of purification of water, due to funds, they just process it in an unhygienic manner, which is harmful for consumption. But with the reduction in fees, I feel it would ease our problems and deter people from cutting corners with what they produce,” he said.
Acting Director General, NAFDAC, Mr. Ademola Mogbojuru, had recently disclosed the decision of the agency to reduce the registration fee in support of the Federal Government’s initiative to ease drug business in the country.

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