The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) reportedly said it had uncovered an establishment engaged in the alleged illegal sale of unwholesome and expired agrochemical inputs in Maiduguri.
The agency’s Zonal Director, Malam Nasiru Mato disclosed that the discovery was made during a mop-up activity at the Maiduguri Central market following an intelligence report.
Mato reportedly said that various expired and unregistered products worth over N25 million were seized during the raid including glycel, agrosyler micronutrients fertilizers, NPK gel fertiliser, fel fertilzers with urea and geidvap insect killer, among others.
Mato reportedly said that the Agency’s mandate for zero-tolerance and fight against unwholesome substandard regulated products must be sustained and that the Agency cannot close its eyes and watch unpatriotic citizens continue to do harm and damage to the health of the people.
Mato reportedly called on marketers of agro-allied inputs to play the game by the rule by keying into laid-down procedures as stipulated in NAFDAC Act CAP N1 LFN 2004 and accompanying regulations and guidelines.
Mato called on the public not to hesitate to furnish NAFDAC with credible information that would assist the agency in fishing out violators, adding that the long arm of the law would not leave any act of sabotage to go unpunished.