NAFDAC Emphasizes Need For Efficient, Seamless Port Clearance Procedures

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has stressed the need for efficient and seamless port clearance procedures to achieve best practices within the industry.

A statement in Abuja by Mr Olusayo Akintola, the agency’s media consultant, stated that the Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, reiterated the position of the agency in Lagos.

The statement revealed that the NAFDAC boss made the position at the 2024 training of Ports Inspection Directorate Priority Clients on Ports Inspection Data Capture and Risk Management System, PIDCARMS, platform.

According to the statement, the NAFDAC D-G spoke through the Director, Ports Inspection Directorate of the agency, Dr. Abimbola Adegboye, expressing the need for the industry operators to be highly proficient in the use of Ports Inspection Data platform developed by NAFDAC for ease of doing business.

She noted that the training on port clearance procedures, using PIDCARMS platform for the stakeholders and priority clients, was significant to the operation.

Adeyeye said that the agency aimed to provide crucial insights and guidance on the utilisation of the optimised PIDCARMS for efficient and seamless port clearance procedures for valued stakeholders and Priority Clients.

The D-G said the agency’s participation in the training signified the commitment to staying abreast of technological advancements and best practices in the industry.

She explained that membership of the Priority Client Platform was not automatic, adding that the operator had to show commitment to remain above board, to enjoy the benefits of a Priority client, including 24-hour attention on the Platform

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