September 09, 2018

NAFDAC is the agency responsible for the control and regulation of consumable products in the country. Some of the products they regulate include: food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and packaged water including all drinks, animal feed and veterinary products, etc.

Follow the below steps to register your food/drink product with NAFDAC

  1. Purchase Product Registration Form online and submit duly completed form at LOD (R&R) at the agency’s office , along with the following documents;

(a) Application letter for product registration

(b) Photocopy of certificate of incorporation of company

(c) Contract manufacturing agreement (where applicable)

(d) Evidence of trademark approval from Federal Ministry of Commerce

(e) One sample and three labels

(f) Certificate of analysis for finished products

(g) Photocopy of receipts of payment for pre-production inspection

(h) and laboratory analysis

2. Upon satisfactory laboratory analysis, pre-production inspection report and approval of product, you shall pay for product registration certificate.

NAFDAC Registration could be an herculean task and a Compliance Directive is given where an applicant does not meet all the requirements for registration e.g incomplete documents, failure to meet conditions for inspection , etc. Applicant is mandated to comply with Compliance Directive (CD) within 7 days of issuance.

Note failure to comply with any CD issued by NAFDAC may be a basis for cancellation of the application and all delays of the client will not be counted within the registration timeframe.

However, the good news is we are available to assist you with the registration and our services are affordable, fast and seamless. We are here to also answer any questions that you may have concerning the registration process. Contact us by logging on to our website on or send an email to .

You can also call us on +23412803791


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Frequently Asked

  • Why must I file Annual Returns?

    It is a mandatory statutory requirement under the Companies and Allied Matters Act to file Annual Returns yearly. 

  • Do I need a Company Secretary?

    A limited liability company (LLC) must have a company secretary.

  • If I have NAFDAC Registration number, do I still need SON registration number?

    SON Product Registration scheme is mandatory for all SON’s regulated products as mandated by SON Act 56 of 1971, 20 of 1984, 18 of 1990 as amended.

    This is irrespective of the registration done by NAFDAC

  • What are the product categories available when registering with NAFDAC?

    The product categories include: Food, Cosmetics, Drug, Medical Device, Agro-Chemicals & Pesticide, Veterinary Products, Vaccines & Biologicals, Herbal and Nutraceuticals and Water

  • How many directors do I need to start a company?

    A minimum number of two (2) directors is required to form a company.

  • Can I trademark my logo and name separately? Why is this a good idea?

    Yes you can. The advantage is that it gives you the opportunity to have more than one logo or the opportunity to change your logo easily as opposed to registering the name and the logo as one trademark.

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