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NAFDAC destroys N1.32b worth of fake products in South East


Director, Investigation and Enforcement, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Kingsley Ejiofor (left); the agency’s Imo coordinator, Neche John; South East Director, Mrs. Olajumoke Ojetokun; and the Abia coordinator, Olisa Okereke, during the destruction of fake and substandard drugs in Awka, Anambra State…yesterday.

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday destroyed unwholesome goods worth about N1.32b in the South East.

The items, which were generated from Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states included drugs, cosmetics, beverages and other regulated products.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the damaged goods were expired, substandard, counterfeited and banned items that were voluntarily surrendered, seized and ordered for destruction by the courts.

Adeyeye, who was represented by Director of Investigation and Enforcement at NAFDAC, Kingsley Ejiofor, said 80 per cent of the destroyed items were drug related products.

She said NAFDAC had zero tolerance for counterfeit products, as they posed serious danger to public and individual health and enjoined Nigerians to report cases of suspected harmful products for appropriate action.


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