NAFDAC destroys N2B falsified medicines, vaccines, counterfeit cosmetics, expired food products –



By Chioma Obinna


Determined to eradicate fake drugs in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has destroyed counterfeit drugs and vaccines, cosmetics, and expired food items worth over N2 billion.  The destruction exercise took place in Kano and Awka, Anambra state.

The operatives of the Agency had combed the nooks and crannies of the three geo-political zones of the federation, namely, North West, South East and South-South to mop up expired drugs and unwholesome food products with a view to safeguarding the health of the Nigerian people.

While counterfeit drugs and spurious food products worth over N1.4billion seized from both the South East and South-South zones were destroyed in Awka, Anambra state on Thursday, similar dangerous drugs, and unwholesome food items worth N613m were destroyed at the Kalebawa dumpsite along Kazaure-Daura road, Dambatta, Kano.

Speaking on the development, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof….

Source: Vanguard Newspaper