NBCC, NAFDAC to Foster Partnership

Mojisola Adeyeye

Hamid Ayodeji
In furtherance of its commitment to securing strong partnerships whilst also addressing issues and challenges faced by its members, the President of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Akin Olawore, recently led a delegation from the chamber to pay a courtesy visit to the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye at her office in Lagos.
The visit to NAFDAC followed series of strategic engagements by the NBCC to key stakeholders within the Nigerian and British business community.
It was intended to form collaboration, strengthen partnerships whilst also extending the commitment and support from the Chamber.

Speaking during the visit, Olawore was quoted in a statement to have thanked the NAFDAC team led by Adeyeye for receiving the chamber at her office.
He stated that the visit would further foster the relationship between both organisations by highlighting the continued importance of the role they play.

He used the medium to call for the continued support for NAFDAC in the fight against adulterated drugs in the Nigerian market which considering its effects, has a negative impact on competitiveness and margins of legitimate businesses within the country.
Olawore pledged the Chamber’s support in the fight against adulteration.

On her part, Adeyeye pointed out that
in ensuring the small and medium scale businesses thrive, the agency had reduced their registration fees. The move was to encourage more registration while also engaging in training for such businesses.

She also stated that, a support system had been set up on its online and offline platforms, to engage more with prospective and operational businesses and ensuring for a greater understanding of NAFDAC procedures within the Nigerian Market.

According to her, the agency was aware of the scourge of adulterated products which had infiltrated the Nigerian market and was working on strengthening regulations in the market by introducing nationwide monitoring systems to combat the problem.

She used the medium to call for the support of businesses in the affected industries to efficiently do this through its whistleblowing channels which is readily available to the public.