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  • Life - Health & Wellness
  • Updated: May 21, 2024

NAFDAC collaborates with NEPC on export

NAFDAC collaborates with NEPC on export

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has collaborated with the Nigeria Export Promotion Council and other stakeholders to address the issue of the rejection of exports overseas.

Ptof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, who spoke on Monday at a national workshop for stakeholders in the export of NAFDAC-regulated products, in Lagos, explained that NAFDAC partnered with Nigeria Export Promotion Council, the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services, CBN Trade & Exchange Department. housing the Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme, towards achieving that aim.

The workshop was titled ‘Achieving Sustainable Export of Regulated Products: The Imperatives’.

According to her, the previous and perennial state of international rejection of Nigerian exports was attributed to ignorance of the regulatory requirements from the importing country and sourcing of products from the open market without consciousness of intrinsic quality

She blamed those who sabotaged national interest on the altar of selfish and temporal gain, deliberate and myopic unprofessional practices, such as adulteration of goods and commodities for weight gain, and others.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, recently disclosed that Nigeria had lost its leading position in the agriculture export markets because its agricultural commodities do not meet the sanitary and phytosanitary requirements of the foreign markets.

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