NAFDAC uncovers contraband in Onitsha


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, uncovered 30 different banned and unregistered products worth millions of naira in Onitsha, Anambra State, an official has said.

Mrs Christiana Essenwa, a Deputy Director of NAFDAC, said this when she conducted newsmen round the uncompleted building where the contraband were discovered.


She listed some of the banned products to include rice, vegetable oil, tomato paste, tomato ketchup and toilet and medicated soaps.

The list includes, among others, dairy products, hand wash, creams, cosmetics, toothpaste, furniture, plastic products, electrical cables and textiles imported in a 40-foot container.

Essenwa expressed concern that in spite of the Federal Government ban, some businessmen ignored the hazards the banned products pose to unsuspecting consumers.

Her words: “These contraband items…

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