The National Agency for Food, Drug
Administration and Control ,NAFDAC,
has urged critical stakeholders to join the
organisation in the fight against counterfeit,
adulterated and unregistered products,
especially in the South-East of the country.
The South-East Zonal Co-ordinator of
NAFDAC, Mr Fori Tatama, gave the advice
in an interview with the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Enugu.
“We want them to know that joining
NAFDAC in its core mandate of fighting
against would benefit them greatly,
especially majority of them that deal in
genuine and registered products.
“First, we are going to have regular
interaction and interface with market
unions and associations to engage them
effectively in our war against counterfeit,
adulterated and unregistered products in
markets across the South-East.
“Secondly, we are going to sensitise them
to the need to engage in export-driven
businesses, which will make them shift
from the importers, most of them are today,
to exporters.
“The agency will do free laboratory
testing for the export products, especially
traders dealing in agro-allied products and
other finished products under the agency’s
regulation meant for export.
“We have found out that the South-East
traders, by providence and hard work, are
good in business and they can take business
risk.
“So we want them to take advantage of
the new Federal Government supported
export-drive initiative.
“NAFDAC and other Federal Government

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