The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone “A” of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has destroyed 58 containers of 225mg Tramadol and other dangerous and unregistered pharmaceuticals with Duty Paid Value, DPV worth N14.7 billion at NAFDAC dumpsite, Oke-Diya, Shagamu, Ogun State
The committee chairman, Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, ACG Aminu Dahiru reportedly said that the destruction is in accordance with the Federal Government’s aim to combat fake, substandard and unregistered drugs in Nigeria
Dahiru reportedly said that “the seizures of these drugs will in no small way prevent the many kinds of social vices such as kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, and other associated crimes we are facing today. One can only imagine the effects and the harm these drugs would cause if sneaked into society.”
The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, ably represented by Director, Registration and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Monica Hembem Eimunjeze frowns at those who do illicit business while thanking the Nigerian Customs Service and other related agencies for their synergy in fighting illegal drugs in Nigeria.
Monica reportedly said that “this has a far-reaching implication on public health which cannot be quantified by the monetary exchange. The rational use of medicine is very critical which its abuse will bring destruction to society.”
Monica advised Nigerians to say no to drug abuse.