Medical Device Registration and Approval in Nigeria
General country-specific regulatory information is provided on this page for medical device registration and approval in Nigeria.
Last updated on November 25th, 2021.
Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Nigeria
REGULATORY AUTHORITY: Medical devices are regulated by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
TIMEFRAME: The approval process takes around 3-6 months.
LICENSE VALIDITY: Licenses issued in Nigeria are valid for five years.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: An authorized representative is required to register in Nigeria.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Trademark registration is required to request a license and should be requested ahead of time. An advertising permit should also be requested separately.
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