NAFDAC emphasizes need for efficient, seamless port clearance procedures

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

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

The statement disclosed that the NAFDAC boss took the position at the 2024 training of Ports Inspection Directorate Priority Clients on Ports Inspection Data Capture and Risk Management System (PIDCARMS) platform.

It further disclosed that the NAFDAC D-G spoke through the Director, Ports Inspection Directorate of the agency, Abimbola Adegboye.

The NAFDAC boss expressed the need for 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 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 a commitment to staying abreast of technological advancements and best practices in the industry.

She explained that membership in 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.

Other benefits she mentioned were self-assessment and costing options, as well as the privilege of customised email access on the PIDCARMS platform to sort out unique business challenges.

The statement reiterated that Adeyeye encouraged active participation, engagement, networking, and the exchange of ideas and experiences among attendees.

She stressed that their inputs, suggestions, and feedback were integral to the agency’s continuous improvement and the enhancement of its services.

The statement also said that certificates of participation for each of the 150 Top Priority clients were issued.

The maiden award ceremony and presentation of plaques took place at the end of the training session.

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