NAFDAC Destroys Fake Products Worth N4.2bn In Anambra

Date: 26-05-2023 3:51 pm (8 months ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Several fake and substandard goods and products worth over N4.2 billion have been destroyed in Awka, the Anambra State capital by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC. Speaking during the destruction at the Aswama Dumpsite at Umuzocha (by Anambra State secretariat complex), on Friday, the Director-General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the exercise was in line with the agency’s mandate of eradicating fake and other spurious NAFDAC regulated products from circulation in Nigeria.

Adeyeye, who was represented at the event by the Head, Task Force team of the agency, Francis Ononiwu, added that the exercise was a combined South-East and South-South zonal destruction carried out periodically. According to the agency, the products were made up of “spurious, counterfeited, substandard and falsified medicinal products, unwholesome processed food products and several other unsafe regulated products seized from various manufacturers, importers and distributors in the combined team of South-East and South-South zones”.

Some of the products include antibiotics, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-asthmatic, aphrodisiacs, antimalarial, anti-inflammatory, herbal remedies and psychoactive drugs. Others were banned drugs such as analgin, tramadol(above 100mg), gentamycin 280mg and controlled substances, vaccines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, chemicals and unwholesome food, among others.

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