The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed a 20 feet container load of bagged soya bean seeds in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State’s capital.
The NAFDAC agency South-South zone spokeswomen, Mr. Cyril Monye, reportedly said that the product was shipped into the country by CMA OGM Nigeria LTD through a transit cargo from Tema, Ghana to Malaysia.
Monye reportedly said that the cargo was damaged on transit to Nigeria and the vessel has to discharge the container in WACT Onne.
Monye reportedly said that the already decomposed product was eventually conveyed to the Aluu dump site near Port Harcourt where it evacuated into a dug pit and buried.
The Director in charge of South-South Zone, Mr. Subulade Isijola reported;y said that NAFDAC coordinated the destruction of the contaminated beans in order to prevent them from entering the market and protect the health of Nigerians.