Acting NAFDAC Boss Explains Use Of E-Clearance System

NAFDAC D.GThe Acting Director General of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control, Yetunde Oni, has explained that the E-Clearance system is what the agency uses for products that are coming in through the port or land borders either for importing or exporting.

She stated that the products have to go through a lot of processes but said that the agency was working closely with the Nigerian Customs Service to ensure the E-Clearance system is functional.

Speaking as a guest on Sunrise Daily on Thursday, the NAFDAC boss further explained that the E-Clearance system had helped in determining the status of the product, checking the list of all the NAFDAC registered numbers and in analysing products.

She mentioned that the if the product was a food commodity, the agency had a nutrition directorate that would sample the product at an established facility.

She explained that before the sample would be taken, a lot of inspection would have been done to ensure the company had good manufacturing practices in place.