At Kudi Konsult, we offer a full-circle consulting service to navigate the NAFDAC approval process seamlessly. Our approach includes a detailed analysis of your product, expert advice on best practices, direct interfacing with NAFDAC, and diligent follow-up to expedite your registration process. We're committed to ensuring your product meets all regulatory standards swiftly and efficiently.

Ready to get started? Click the 'Chat' button below or call us at 081 0399 3662 (available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to speak directly with one of our friendly Consultants. Alternatively, you can also reach out to us via email at for any inquiries or to begin your consultation process. 


NAFDAC is the body responsible for regulation and control of the manufacture, production, importation, exportation, distribution, advertisement, sale and use of certain products in Nigeria. As long as you intend to put up these products for the consumption of the general public, you must register with NAFDAC.

There are three broad categories of products that can be registered with NAFDAC namely; food, cosmetics and drugs. It is mandatory to register any packaged product that falls under any of these categories.

In order to register a product with NAFDAC, you must first critically examine the guidelines applicable to the product and fulfil all requirements and conditions attached. You then follow the following procedure:

  • You prepare and submit your application form together with all supporting documents.
  • You make payment as assessed.
  • The documents are verified and a date for inspection of facility is fixed.
  • The inspection of the facility/ sampling of products is done, followed by laboratory analysis of the product.
  • Final vetting and approval meeting follow.
  • Then the NAFDAC Registration Number and certificate of registration is issued.

For NAFDAC approval, the required documents are:

1. Evidence of Registration with CAC (Business Name and/or Incorporation)
2. Site Use Agreement (if applicable)
3. Evidence of Trademark Approval (optional for micro-scale)
4. Product Sample and Labels
5. Fumigation Certificate
6. Payment Receipt for Product Registration
7. Food Handler’s/Medical Fitness Certificates for Production Staff (various health tests)
8. SOPs for Production, Distribution/Recall, Quality Assurance, Equipment Cleaning, Packaging Materials Receiving, Personal Hygiene, Environmental Cleaning (for small-scale)
9. Water Analysis (if applicable), List of Raw Materials and Sources
10. Certificate of Analysis for Raw Materials and Finished Products (optional for micro-scale)
11. Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (for drug products)
12. Power of Attorney from Manufacturer (if imported)
13. Manufacturer’s Invitation for Factory Inspection Abroad (if applicable)
14. Permit to Import Samples (for imported products)
15. Certificate of Free Sale (for imported products)

Before approaching NAFDAC for product registration, consider these steps:

1. Register your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
2. Obtain trademark registration, if applicable (optional for micro-scale enterprises).
3. Design and prepare your product label/packaging according to relevant regulations.
4. Ensure your personnel meet NAFDAC’s educational, experience, sanitation, hygiene, and medical test requirements.
5. Confirm that your facility and equipment comply with NAFDAC’s standards.
6. Assure the quality and standard of all raw or packaging materials.

Yes, you have to register. NAFDAC categorizes enterprises into micro-scale, small-scale and large-scale enterprises.

A foreign company or manufacturer can only register his products through a Nigerian applicant or agent duly authorized by the foreigner to act on his behalf.

The timeline is usually within ninety (90) working days for food products and 120 working days for drug products but may exceed this stipulated time.

Yes. In order to register the product, you must first get approval from NAFDAC to import into Nigeria. You must also be armed with the necessary documents to register the imported products.

This is an enterprise with not more than five (5) employees. It must have a facility or building that is purpose-built or adapted with minimum of a designated standard room that is not open directly to any source of contamination. However, there are products that cannot be registered under this scope. These include Meat and meat products (except dried), poultry and poultry products, fish and fish products (except dried), Milk & dairy products, packaged cooked rice, beans or fresh vegetables, baked potatoes, Beverages, Packaged water.

This is an enterprise with 1 to 10 employees. Its building can be purpose built or adapted. It must also have adequate space, capacity and equipment for its intended product (s) for registration.

Yes, the certificate has to be renewed after 5 years

Start A Conversation

Enquiry Form

Request Consultation

Submit your details below

Consultation Form

Download The

Business Success

Toolkit [Free].

The Business Success Toolkit
Download Form


The Business Success Toolkit


IN 2024

Download Form