Minister assures on assent to counterfeit, fake drug bill
NAFDAC Seized N12 Billion Counterfeit Drugs In 2016, Says DG
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), has assured that the presidency will assent the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Food (Misc. Provision) Act Cap C34 LFN 2004, currently undergoing amendment at the National Assembly, when it is eventually passed to the presidency.
He assured the acting Director-General of National Agency for Food Drug and Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Yetunde Oni, who paid a visit to the AGF.
Oni told the minister that NAFDAC has, in the last one year, seized counterfeit drugs and unwholesome regulated products worth more than N12 billion while N2.3 billion worth of counterfeit regulated products have been destroyed.
The acting Director-General also said NAFDAC has instituted 52 cases and secured eight convictions from February 2016 till date.