The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that most products exported from Nigeria are rejected abroad.
NAFDAC’s Director-General Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this while commissioning the agency’s new office complex at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
Adeyeye said these rejections lead to huge financial losses to the exporters and the country at large. She said;
“Over 70 per cent of the products that leave our ports get rejected. Considering the money spent on getting those products out of the country, it is a double loss for both the exporter and the country.”
The NAFDAC DG also added that collaboration between NAFDAC and other agencies could help tackle export and import issues the country faces.