Friday, June 28,2019
In a decisive and rapid cross to douse tension and assuage the yearnings of stakeholders in the pharmaceutical, Food and Allied Industries, the Governing Council of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has suspended implementation of the new tariffs which came into impact on 1st June, 2019.
In a declaration through its Director of Public Affairs Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, NAFDAC, noted the decision grew to be imperative following the agitations towards the new tariffs.
The implementation of the tariff used to be expected to have commenced on 1st June, but did no longer go down properly with other stakeholders who resisted it. Hiwever, to douse the tension, the council entreated all the parties to keep reputation quo, while it proceed to communicate with imperative stakeholders on the evaluation of tariffs. The announcement read in part: ‘In a decisive and quick move to douse tension and assuage the yearnings of stakeholders in the pharmaceutical, Food and Allied Industries, the Governing Council of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has suspended implementation of the new tariffs which came into effect on 1st June, 2019. “After a marathon Stakeholders Forum and Meeting of the Governing Council, it was resolved that all NAFDAC Stakeholders affected through the new tariffs will henceforth revert to fee of the historical tariffs till similarly notice. Chairman of NAFDAC Governing Council, Hon. Inuwa Abdul-Kadir said the status quo stays while NAFDAC will proceed to communicate with all the concerned stakeholders on the tariff evaluation and other regulatory issues. “Abdul-Kadir stated the Council has considered appreciably the inputs of the stakeholders in arriving at a new tariff regime which will soon be launched by the Agency after doing all the requisite along with sensitising the public earlier than it becomes effective. According to him, the suspension of the new tariffs was once borne out of NAFDAC’s avowed dedication to the promoting of the boom of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.