Nigerian News | NAFDAC Confiscates 250 Bottles of Unregistered Hand Sanitiser in Yobe

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated over 250 bottles of unregistered hand sanitizer from various shops across Yobe state.

NAFDAC Coordinator in the state, Mr. Lawan Dadingelma reportedly said that the brands were substandard products that would not give members of the public the required protection against COVID-19 and other diseases.

Dadingelma reportedly said that the bottles of sanitizer would soon be destroyed by the agency and that the agency would continue to carry out surveillance in shops and markets to rid the state of unwholesome products.

In another development, the NAFDAC Co-ordinator reportedly warned farmers and traders against ripening fruits with calcium carbide, saying the act was among the major causes of kidney and liver diseases.

Dadingelma reportedly said that “Some unscrupulous elements among fruits sellers apply calcium carbide on their products to achieve a faster ripening effect on the produce. In view of the danger, this practice poses on the consumers, three people were arrested in 2020 and their products were confiscated and buried in Damaturu and Potiskum”.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email:

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