NAFDAC Director General, Mojisola Adeyeye

NAFDAC, Pre-Shipment Inspection Agents Confer Over Rejected Food Exports

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will be communicating with pre-shipment inspection agents at Nigerian ports concerning the importance of collaboration between them to prevent export-bound Nigerian foods from being rejected at foreign ports.

The collaboration move was contained in a statement signed by the NAFDAC director-general, Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued on Sunday.

The statement said that Ms. Adeyeye reached out to the pre-shipment agents at a consultative meeting held on Friday.

Ms. Adeyeye said the collaboration followed the search for a lasting solution to Nigerian non-oil exports rejected abroad. She said the collaboration would revamp the export trade in the non-oil sector and reposition Nigeria in the global market.

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The NAFDAC boss expressed the agency’s discomfort at the alarming rate at which Nigerian food exports are rejected abroad. She said the meeting aimed to build effective collaboration with NAFDAC to complement its robust regulatory policies geared towards understanding the NAFDAC export processes.

Ms. Adeyeye said the collaboration was also to safeguard a unified exportation procedure and zero rejection of Nigeria’s export products.

She lamented that NAFDAC, which she considered to be a competent authority on food safety matters with global accreditation in food safety testing, might not be included on the list of organizations whose input is required before a Clean Certificate of Inspection (CCI) is issued by pre-shipment inspection agents.