How To Register With NAFDAC in Nigeria

Every day, new ideas spring up and thousands of people want to process their new food product or drugs. If you are one of such persons, you need to work with NAFDAC to accomplish your aim. This report will show you just how to register with NAFDAC and process any Food and Drug in Nigeria

What is NAFDAC?

NAFDAC stands for The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. This is the only agency in Nigeria that sees to the affairs of any imported or manufactured food or drugs in Nigeria.  This agency has over the years been committed to their vision- to eradicate any such consumable products that is harmful to the human health. But you will enjoy working with NADFAC if your product does not go against her specification. But a lot of people have asked?

  • How can I get my product approved?
  • How can I get a NAFDAC Registration Number?

How to Get Your Product Approval

To get your product approved by NAFDAC, you must do the following:

  1. Learn the category under which your product falls. NAFDAC deals with Drug and Food. So, classify your product before taking any other step. Under food, you have consumables like food, water, and drinks. And under drugs, you have medicines for humans and animals, vaccines, chemicals, cosmetics, and herbal formulas.
  2. Fill the NAFDAC Registration Form that Covers Your Product. Walk into any NAFDAC office in your state or visit their website and obtain the form that covers your product. If you have many products, you should not bundle all the products you have all in one form, NAFDAC endorses a single product at a time. Hence, you must register each product separately.
  3. Fill the form and submit to the department that oversees registrations. Or fill and submit online.

How to Get NAFDAC Registration Number

To get a Registration number, you must satisfy all of their requirements. This include filling the form right.  Here is the content of the form.

  1. The name of the manufacturer of the product.
  2. Your product’s dossier (5 copies)
  3. Your product’s samples (3 packets)
  4. License issued to you by the pharmaceutical council of Nigeria (if dealing with drug)
  5. Your certificate of registration from the ministry of commerce for trademark.
  6. Non-refundable fee for product registration payable if your documents meet the requirements and confirmed as satisfied in line with their guidelines
  7. If you are registering as a company, you must provide your business registration or incorporation certificate issued to you by the corporate affairs commission (CAC).

If you satisfy the above requirement, you will most probably get a registration number for your product in a period of 3 months. However, your certificate may extend up to six months and more. So be patient and soon you will start distributing your product legally across the country.


Obtaining the license to distribute food and drug items need not scare you. As long as your product is genuine and you follow the above guide properly, you will get approved and officially set up your business in Nigeria genuinely.

Skill & Career Team

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