NAFDAC destroys expired, fake drugs, worth N598m in Nasarawa - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, December 17, 2021

NAFDAC destroys expired, fake drugs, worth N598m in Nasarawa

By Our Correspondent

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed expired and fake drugs worth over N598m in the state.

Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye  who disclosed this at the North Central  destruction of the products at the Lafia dump site, described fake and  expired drugs as the gravest onslaught on human life.

Represented at the destruction exercise by Mohammed Bashir, Deputy Director and Plateau State Coordinator, Prof. Adeyeye
estimated  the products destroyed  at N598, 088, 458, 50.

 "The products being destroyed today are made  up of fake/counterfeit drugs, substandard and expired food products, cosmetics and regulated products from manufacturers, importers and distributors seized by NAFDAC".

Earlier, Nasarawa State Coordinator, Dadi Nantim  explained  that the quantum of products destroyed was a pointer to the fact  that the agency is working hard to ensure the safety  of the health of the Nigerians.

The State Coordinator who  commended the  stakeholders, security agents for their support and assured that the agency will continue to enforce sanctions where there  were violations noted however that the agency in the state has embarked on state wide awareness on activities of fake, expired products.

While  lamenting  that his office was faced with  mobility to extend its  regulations and services across the state,  urged residents to cooperate with staff of the agency and not to see them as enemies. 

He however cautioned buyers during the Yuletide  to check dates,  markings, proper addresses and NAFDAC number of any consumables products before purchase.

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