The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), in compliance with the Executive Order on the Ease of Doing Business as well as proactive response to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, has initiate palliatives for the micro and small businesses.
This is being carried out through the reduction in registration fees, and assisted E-registration through NAFDAC Automated Product Administration and Monitoring System (NAPAMS).
The MSMEs palliative program is said to run concurrently in the six geo-political zones plus FCT and Lagos State.
At a virtual launch, on Friday to kick start the programme, Director-General NAFDAC, Prof Christianah Adeyeye, stated that the palliative will offer zero tariffs for first 200 micro and small companies to register their products from the launch day.
As well as, 80% reduction in tariffs for the registration of micro and small enterprises products for a period of three months and also to give waivers on administrative charges for late renewal of expired licenses for products of micro and small businesses.
Prof Adeyeye also enjoined the industry to support NAFDAC by adhering to the Agency’s laws, regulations and guidelines in the course of doing business to ensure quality standards and safety.