NAFDAC destroys over N326.8 million expired drugs, food, others in Nasarawa - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, February 16, 2023

NAFDAC destroys over N326.8 million expired drugs, food, others in Nasarawa

The  National Agency for Food Drug Administration and  Control (NAFDAC)
 has destroyed fake and falsified expired medicines and unwholesome foo

d products worth N326, 833,592,80 in Lafia, the Nasarawa State Capital 

The  exercise  which  was carried out by the North Central zonal office  comprising Benue, Kogi, plateau, Kwara, Niger and Nasarawa . 

In her address  at the destruction dumpsite in Lafia,   Director General of NAFDAC, prof. Moji Adeyeye decried the  attitude of Nigerians  who have continued to engage  in  the importation, distribution and sales of fake, unsafe and wholesome dangerous drugs into the country in spite of  NAFDAC regulated products that has continue to post health challenges on human life. 

"As parts of our lawful responsibilities we are  today witnessing the destruction of various categories of regulated products estimated at more than  N326, 833,592,80. 

The products destroyed according to the NAFDAC DG included  assorted expired drugs,  foods, cosmetics, chemicals and either confiscated from companies, trade unions and individuals across the zone.

The DG, represented by the director investigation and enforcement directorate, Francis Ononiwu,  used the exercise to seek  the  support of  the public and corporate  organizations, religious and traditional rulers to ride the  country of fake and adulterated products.

"In it's effort to rid the country of fake medicines and other regulated products including unwholesome food products, NAFDAC wish to solicit for the support and cooperation of the general public, corporate organizations, traditional rulers, religious leaders, health practitioners and the media in the fight against illicit drugs", NAFDAC DG stated.

The exercise was witnesses by the security agencies, stakeholders in drugs and food distributions amongst others.

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