How To Register a Product With NAFDAC

Fears of many entrepreneurs who are into the manufacturing business are often the issue is how to register a product with NAFDAC, the NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUGS ADMINISTRATION (NAFDAC) they seldom disagree that it’s the greatest hurdle in starting up a business.

But the truth still stares in the face as venturing into the lucrative world of a manufacturing business, NAFDAC challenge should be expected and prepare pre-notice and not a thing to wish away for even to your advantage and advantage of your customers and of all involved ensures safe and right quality foods, medicines, household products, packaged water, imported, exported, advertised, distributed and sold in Nigeria.

How To Register Your Product With NAFDAC

To simplify and further ensure steady growth of your business, 9jatoday will in this report reveal all the necessary information that vastly necessitate your registration with NAFDAC, that people who often go through the process of registration termed it tasking owing to their lack of working information which often leads to lack of resources, time and energy thus the name tasking.

Happily, through this report, you will be equipped with the proper and appropriate working in formations you need to register your business, so I advise you to read carefully every word down to the last.

Categories of Products Registration

Basically from the source, NAFDAC registration is mainly of two divisions

DRUGS- This includes insecticides, herbal preparation, cosmetics, medical devices, pesticides, veterinary products, vaccines, chemicals, and supplements.
FOODS- which include all forms of food (processed &packaged foods).


The requirement I will divide into two for convenience-
· Imported/foreign manufactured products
· Locally manufactured products
For the foreign products, the representative must have a duly executed power of attorney from the manufacturer also signed by the body of production.

 Registration Process

The registration process requires specific documents and documentation varies for different drugs and food as discussed still under
· Foreign/imported product
· The locally manufactured products
For foreign products
· Application for approval to bring samples
· Application for full registration of a product
For locally manufactured products
· Application for full registration of a product
Application for approval and to bring samples
· In this, the authority will require samples of products
· Authorization to import samples( this entails a written authorization from the agency)

Note to facilitate this registration one has to provide the certificate of analysis from the manufacturer, certificate of free sale from the appropriate regulatory authority from the country of origin. Samples of products must also conform to stipulated product labeling regulators.

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NOTE: Often the question asked by most of my callers on this topic, getting an approval depends and is restricted to particular indicated products i.e. for each product application is offered specifically thus each product requires separate approval and separate NAFDAC number not minding if from the same source or company.

With the above knowledge am sure one will want to know the next step. The initial step involves the procurement of a registration form for each product, after which you fill out the form and submit an application letter.[to get a sample of this letter to guide you, reply to this thread.


The application form is available in their office and also online from their website ( continue reading)
After which it’s to be submitted to the registration division with the below documents
· Five copies of the report for the product
· Sample of the products(three for each)
· License name for your company.
Also with some designated amount as registration fees like[b]
· Sachet water——————-30,000
· Packaged food—————-40,000
· Herbal drugs——————–10,000 to 20,000
· Bottled water——————–50,000
· Cosmetics————————40,000
· Pharmaceutical drugs produced in Nigeria ———-25,000 to 70,000
· Pesticides————————40,000 [/b]


Three months if all requirements are met as and when due


In Lagos, with the following addresses.
a. (a) NAFDAC Central Laboratory Complex
3/4 Oshodi? Apapa Expressway, Oshodi? Lagos.
(for Registration and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Legal Unit, Establishment Inspection Directorate, Food Laboratory, Narcotics, and Controlled Substances Directorate).
a. (b) NAFDAC Central Drug and Vaccines Laboratory (CDVL)
Edmund Crescent, Yaba? Lagos (for Drug Laboratory and Ports Inspection Directorate).
a. (c) NAFDAC Enforcement Directorate.
Ahmadu Bello Way (Behind Nigerian Air Force Camp by Legico B/stop), Victoria Island – Lagos

E-mail: [email protected]

Call the Director (Registration and Regulatory Affairs) on 01-4748627, 01- 4772452