NAFDAC, SON to issue business licenses within 90, 60 days

NAFDAC, SON to issue business licenses within 90, 60 days
February 28 20:01 2017

Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to ascertain specific timelines within which they would be able to grant licenses and approvals to Nigerians and business interests.

Osinbajo gave the directive at a meeting with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state and medium and small scale business stakeholders.

He said it is the role of government’s regulatory agencies to act as catalysts of beneficial change and to take responsibility for facilitating businesses in the country.

“We must see ourselves as agents of some catalytic change, we must take some responsibility to make profound changes possible,” he said.

The Director-General of SON, Mr. Aboloma Osita, who attended the meeting, said the organisation would issue required approvals  60 days while the Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oni said the agency would issue required licenses within 90 days.

Both officials said the timing starts from the day the requests are submitted.