NAFDAC seizes N45m products

NAFDAC seizes N45m products

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NAFDAC seizes N45m products. On Friday, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control confiscated unregistered items worth N45 million from hawkers’ and illegal drug vendors’ outlets in the Federal Capital Territory and Niger State.

The seizures were made during a NAFDAC Investigation and Enforcement team enforcement exercise in the FCT’s Mararaba and Nyanya axis, as well as Suleja in Niger state.

Unregistered herbal items, drug enhancement tablets, and sensitized pharmaceuticals worth N35 million were seized at Al-Nassar Islamic Herbal Medicine Store in Suleja, Nigeria State, and products worth N10 million were seized from hawkers’ outlets in the FCT.

According to the PUNCH, the Suleja medical store has been sealed and the manager has been arrested.

The agency also apprehended four unregistered product hawkers.

Umar Suleiman, Team Lead and Assistant Chief Regulatory Officer of the Federal Task Force, Investigation and Enforcement, NAFDAC, said to reporters at the end of the enforcement exercise, “As usual, we conduct surveillance most of the time before we carry out our operations, there was surveillance carried out at the shop in Suleja and they discovered they are selling many unregistered herbal products, and some are sensitised drugs with pornographic pictures whi It’s as if the seller is a dealer, and the retailers will have no access to the products as a result.

“Also, monthly, we conduct raids twice or three times. On our raids in Nyanya and Mararaba, we want to confirm if those Baba Aisha products are still in the markets and those doing the adverts are not permitted.

“Most of the drugs seized are sex enhancers like night rockets, black diamonds, double rockets, AK 47, and many other herbal products.”

Suleiman further stated that measures are being made to combat unregistered cosmetics, medical gadgets, detergents, and bottled water.

“We are concentrating on drugs now because of the effects of drugs, a lot of people use these drugs daily, and instead of people getting well, it aggravates their health challenges. That doesn’t imply we’re not working on other products.

“If you go to most of the pharmaceutical shops and patent stores, you will see the level of compliance,” he added.

Also speaking, Embugushiki Godiya, Desk Officer, Investigation and Enforcement Unit of the Federal Task Force, NAFDAC, stated that the agency was pleased with the seizures because its main aim was to keep illegal and counterfeit products out of circulation.

“This will serve as a warning to others who may be considering selling unwholesome products, and we urge all well-meaning Nigerians not to patronize drug peddlers,” Godiya said.


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