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10404034_751766974844032_8352887440777052842_oLagos, March 21, 2015 (NAN) The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday in Lagos inaugurate it newly completed warehouse to serve as additional storage facility for seized regulated products.

Dr Paul Orhii, Director-General of the Agency inaugurated the warehouse for use at Oshodi, Lagos.

Orhii said that the agency was faced with the challenge of storage space after fire gutted the agency’s warehouse in 2012.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Dec. 12, 2012, fire gutted NAFDAC’s warehouse, destroying various seized fake, counterfeit and unwholesome foods, drugs and other NAFDAC regulated product.

”The unexpected incident brought about a challenge to the agency in the storage of seized items; but we refused to be distracted from our resolve of zero tolerance to counterfeit medicines and other NAFDAC regulated products.

”We continued to forge ahead in our fight against the proliferation of counterfeit NAFDAC regulated products, ” he said.

Orhii said that the facility was upgraded to an ultra modern and well equipped status.

”This warehouse being inaugurated today, will provide the agency with the much needed additional storage required for seized regulated products.

”It is a modern and well equipped facility where detailed attention has been paid on the security, safety, arrangement storage and retrieval of products to avoid redistribution.

”The warehouse is critical in the storage of counterfeit product intercepted by the agency’s enforcement officials before it is tendered as exhibit in court during prosecution,” he said.

Orhii pledged that his agency would continue to ensure that only quality food, drugs and other regulated products are manufactured, distributed, imported, advertised, sold and used in the country.

He also said that infrastructural development had remained one of the major achievements of the agency’s under his administration to ensure that NAFDAC maintain its position as the 20 top regulatory agency in the world. (NAN)



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