NAFDAC to register SMEs
The Federal Government says it has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to register all small and medium enterprises (SMEs) exhibitors at the on-going 1st Nigeria Food Safety and Investment Forum within two weeks.
Giving the directive at a forum organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) held in Lagos, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, ordered that all the SMEs should be given 50 per cent rebate certification registration by NAFDAC.
Also, he mandated the agency to compile the list of the affected SMEs exhibitors who were finding it difficult getting certification and ensure that the process was concluded within two weeks.
The minister, however, disclosed that lack of access to quality foods, had influenced the consumption of bad foods, thus threatening the national economy and health sectors.He said that the World Health Organisation in 2015, reports has shown that, access to sufficient food in safe and nutritious components is central to sustaining life and promoting good health.