NACCIMA And NAFDAC Forms Technical Committee To Improve Collaboration 

Yemisi Izuora

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), and the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have inaugurated a Technical Working Committee, TWC, to facilitate the drive to increase closer public-private collaborations among the two bodies.

At a meeting, held on Thursday representatives from both NAFDAC and NACCIMA were drafted into the Committee and tasked with the responsibility of planning and organizing quarterly editions of the “NACCIMA-NAFDAC Quarterly Meeting”, as well other collaborative initiatives.

While speaking during the virtual meeting, the DG of NACCIMA Amb. Ayoola Olukanni, proposed regular strategic collaboration between NAFDAC and NACCIMA for continuous sensitization and education on issues relating to procedures and requirements for NAFDAC product registration.

In her remarks, NAFDAC DG, Prof. Mojisola Adeleye expressed the willingness of the Agency to closely collaborate with NACCIMA and the private sector for the achievement of mandate of NAFDAC in all areas.

Stating past collaborations with NACCIMA, the NAFDAC DG called for increased momentum.

In this connection it was agreed that both organizations will harness its structures to work together to achieve desired objectives.

Some of the resolutions from the strategic meeting include: a quarterly NACCIMA-NAFDAC consultative meeting at the highest level; regular meetings between Regional offices of NAFDAC across the country and NACCIMA members across the country to review issues and resolve necessary matters; improvement in existing relationships between NAFDAC departments and NACCIMA trade/sectoral groups.

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