Key COMPRO II sub-agreement signed between NAFDAC Nigeria and IITA

"This event is critical for the full implementation of the set of activities for Nigeria in the COMPROII project"

 

The sub-agreement that outlines specific areas of collaboration between IITA and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) under the COMPROII project was signed in Abuja on 6 May 2013. Commenting of the event, Dr. Masso Cargele, project leader noted that this event greatly strengthens the collaboration between COMPROII project and Nigerian stakeholders. Present at the signing was the Director General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii who acknowledged the significance of the support of the COMPROII project to the work of NAFDAC and urged increased collaboration to ensure effective regulation for bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides in Nigeria.

Key COMPRO II sub-agreement signed between NAFDAC Nigeria and IITA Key COMPRO II sub-agreement signed between NAFDAC Nigeria and IITA

 

The signing took place during the national workshop on policy, quality standards and accreditation protocols for bio fertilisers in Nigeria. Dr. Francis Nanga'yo, who leads objective 3 activities in the project, explained that the Nigerian workshop was the fifth in a series of national-level workshops that aimed to move forward country specific action plans for strengthening regulatory environments. Other countries that have already held the workshops this year include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana. The next national level workshop is planned for Ethiopia.