Kano Committee seizes, destroys fake drugs worth N6bn


By Abbas Bamalli

Kano State Task Force committee on Fake, Counterfeit Drugs and unwholesome foods says it has seized and destroyed fake and counterfeit drugs worth N6 billion in the past nine years.

The Chairman of the committee, Gali Sule, disclosed this during an interactive session on Saturday with the Kano state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

According to him, since the inauguration of the committee in 2012, it has destroyed fake and counterfeit drugs in the state in about 20 different occasions.

The committee Chairman attributed the success to the hard work and commitment of its members and also other related agencies established to fight the menace.

According to Sule, the state’s ranking on the consumption of fake and substandard drugs has improved as it drops from number one to six in a recent rating.

He stressed that it has helped in sanitising the society, the nation and many African Countries from engaging in sales of fake and counterfeit…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria