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NAFDAC destroys N650m counterfeit goods in Kaduna

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NAFDAC destroys N650m counterfeit goods in Kaduna

Post by Kingseyi on Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:41 pm

The National Agency for Food and Drugs
Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has
destroyed fake, counterfeit, sub-standard and
expired drugs worth N650 million in Kaduna.
The Director-General of the agency, Prof.
Christiana Adeyeye, said at the destruction site
in Buruku, Kaduna State, that the products were
substandard, falsely labelled medicines,
unwholesome food products and cosmetics.
Others were counterfeited unsafe NAFDAC
regulated products by the agency from
manufacturers, importers and distributors.
Represented by the North West Zonal
Coordinator of the agency, Mr Gimba Dauda, she
said the exercise was part of efforts to stop
spurious NAFDAC regulated products from
circulation in Nigeria.
“The products being destroyed today are made
of substandard and falsely labelled medicines,
unwholesome food products, cosmetics and
other counterfeited products.
“Drug counterfeiting is an act of economic
sabotage and also terrorism against public
health,’’ the director-general said.
Commending the Federal Government for
banning the use of codeine syrup, Adeyeye said:
“The decision is to ensuring the reduction in the
abuse of the substance.
“We have continued to aggressively pursue the
goal that only genuine medicines and
wholesome foods of the right qualities are
imported, exported, manufactured and
distributed.
“We commend President Muhammadu Buhari for
re-instating NAFDAC personnel to our ports of
entry and borders.”
She noted that the relentless effort of the federal
government was helping in the increase seizures
of counterfeited and substandard NAFDAC
regulated products smuggled through the land
borders.
She said that NAFDAC has deepened its
collaboration with agencies of government and
stakeholders to end the spread of fake and
counterfeited drugs in Nigeria.
Part of the drugs, food, cosmetics and chemical
destroyed included antibiotics, antimalarial, anti-
hypertensive, anti-cancer, herbal remedies and
controlled substances.
Others were Mom’s tomato paste, non-alcoholic
beverages, maize flour, Eva complexion soap,
hair cream and fake insecticides. (NAN)


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