The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed fake drugs and counterfeit products worth N3.2 billion seized during various joint operations performed by the operatives from the agency and other stakeholders in Kano State in the last two years.
The state’s Coordinator of the Agency, Mr. Shaba Mohammed reportedly said that the agency had recorded significant successes in the campaign against drug abuse that had been bedeviling the state in the past 10 years as Kano for the first time has moved down to number six on the list.
Mr. Shaba Mohammed reportedly said that NAFDAC collaborated with the National Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Drug Abuse Club, NGOs in the fight against drug abuse including the grassroots training of students in primary and secondary schools in Kano.
Mr. Shaba Mohammed reportedly said that a moratorium was issued to owners of expired products to bring them to our warehouse.
He added that the agency had granted Narcotics Control Permit to importers in accordance with the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) to facilitate import clearance at ports and check the abuse in the supply chain.
Mr. Shaba Mohammed reportedly commended the state government for their supports while pleading with the government to assist toward the establishment of the agency’s permanent office to enhance its operations in the state.