NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs, products worth over N613m in Kano


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By Bashir Bello, KANO

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC says it has destroyed counterfeit drugs and products worth over N613 million in Kano State.

The NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye stated this during the North-West Zonal destruction of fake, counterfeit, substandard, expired and unwholesome regulated products seized by the agency in the state.

Prof. Adeyeye represented by her Director, Investigation and Enforcement, Kingsley Ejiofor said the destruction of the counterfeit products will no doubt eliminate the risk of reintroduction into the Nigerian market.

According to her, “drug counterfeiting is an act of economic sabotage and also represent a serious threat to public health.

“NAFDAC, today is being repositioned to fight the menace of drug counterfeiting.

“The products being destroyed for this event are made up of substandard, fake and falsely labelled medicines, unwholesome processed food products,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper