Last week, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) destroyed fake and expired medical products worth N400 million in Nasarawa State.
The Director-General who was represented by the Director of Special Duties, Mr. Abubakar Jimoh disclosed this while carrying out the destruction in Lafia.
Adeyeye stated that the products destroyed includes antibiotics, anti-hypertensive and anti-malarial drugs, herbal remedies, psychoactive and controlled substances.
Adeyeye said that the products were voluntarily handed over by compliant companies, non-governmental organisations, trade unions, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and National Association of Proprietary and Patent Medicine Dealers.
“The present management of NAFDAC has taken a proactive approach towards tackling this challenge. The engagement of political, traditional and religious leaders in sensitising their members, subjects and congregation, respectively, to the dangers of drug and substance abuse, particularly, in Northern geopolitical zones of the country, is yielding tremendous results” – Adeyeye said.
Speaking further, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, who was represented by the Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning, Hajiya Halima Jibrin, commended the agency for the effort in ridding the country of fake products.