By Chioma Obinna
LAGOS – The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, launched its e-clearance system in line with the Federal Government’s resolve to attain 48 hours clearance of goods at the ports.
The e-clearance, according to the Director General of the Agency, Dr. Paul Orhii, would reduce the clearing time for NAFDAC regulated products to 24 and 48 hours.
Launching the system in Lagos, Orhii said the system was part of efforts of the Federal Government to facilitate trade and eliminate port congestion as well as monitor false declaration of NAFDAC regulated products at the ports.
His words: “A drastic reduction in service time to clients is a major demand of the Federal Government’s 48-hour clearance policy to enhance trade facilitation.