Government grants 50% waiver on fees payable to NAFDAC

Tunde Akanbi, Kwara


The Federal Government has granted fifty percent waiver as registration fee payable to the National Agency for Food, and Drug Administration and  Control (NAFDAC) for small scale businesses in the country known as Micro , Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME).

 The Coordinator of the agency in Kwara State, Mrs Roseline Ajayi disclosed this in Ilorin , the state capital while answering questions from newsmen.

 Ajayi explained that the present administration is passionate about grooming and encouraging small scale businesses such as production of liquid detergent, Gari and yam flour and announced that the registration process has been decentralized and made less cumbersome as Kwara now fails in the North Central zone with Jos as the headquarters.


 According to her, any stakeholder either a manufacturer or importer that is interested in the registration of any deregulated product must follow the due process and pay the official fee to guide against been shut down or persecuted.

She stressed that the agency was not keen in killing  business outfits  but rather, in prompting them to do what is right to protect the interest of the citizens.

 The Coordinator commended stakeholders in the state for cooperating with the agency in discharging its duties adding that since  she has come on board in the state in March , 2016 , she had not had any challenge that has gone beyond the agency to handle .

 She admitted that there was an increase in the incidence of drug abuse and misuse in the society but however, disagreed that there is a prevalence of adulterated drugs explaining that the agency has  a formidable surveillance team  across the country’s that  embarks on post market surveillance .

 She attributed the prevalence of drug abuse and misuse to the age coupled with unemployment , blood pressure and depression and called for prober cancelling particularly among the youths  as a way out of depression.

 She warned that the agency would  not compromise standard or do anything unacceptable that would jeopardize the health of the people that they are assigned  to protect and called for the support of all stakeholders in this aspect .

Suzan O.