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NAFDAC registers 768 businesses in Jigawa

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has registered 768 businesses in Jigawa between 2001 to date.

The agency also destroyed expired, banned and unwholesome goods worth N36 million in the state.

Its Coordinator, Mr Ali Mshelia, said this on Monday in Dutse at a one-day sensitisation exercise for business owners in the state.

Mshelia said the 768 registered entities offered 3,840 job opportunities to the residents of the state.

According to him, the agency is ensuring that only safe, efficacious and wholesome regulated products are available to the people.

He, therefore, enjoined the businesses to support the agency in its drive towards ensuring the circulation of certified regulated products for human consumption.

Earlier, Mrs Josephine Dayilim, the Director, North-Eest zone of the agency, said the exercise is designed to build the capacity of businesses to produce quality and safe products.

“The agency decided to embark on a nationwide workshop to educate stakeholders on better ways to ensure that Nigerians enjoy better processed and persevered products.

“I want to emphasis the importance of adhering to regulatory standards. Your success is intertwined with the trust your customers place in your products.

“It is not only a legal requirement, but a moral obligation to prioritise the safety and well-being of those who consume, what you produce or sale,” Dayilim said.

She said the participants would be exposed to good retail, manufacturing, hygiene and operations practices as well as proper application of agrochemicals.

One of the participants, Mr Umar Babayaro from ATWAP, commended the gesture, adding that the skills learnt would sanitise the regulated business environment in the state.

The excise was attended by members of the Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP); National Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED), Agrochemical Dealers, Micro, and Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES), among others.

(NAN)

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