Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC

NAFDAC destroys substandard food products, chemicals worth N516m

*The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control discloses the substandard products seized and destroyed in the exercise in Gombe State of Nigeria include antibiotics, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic and anti-malaria drugs

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In safeguarding the health of consumers while ridding the country of fake and harmful products, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed various categories of harmful products worth about N515.7million in Gombe State of Nigeria.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC, who stated this Saturday, May 15 speaking at the venue of the exercise in Gombe, said the items were from the six states in the North-East of the country, Vanguard report noted.

The NAFDAC Director-General said: “The products destroyed were made up of substandard, fake and falsely labelled unwholesome food products and chemical.”

Prof. Adeyeye disclosed the products destroyed in the exercise include antibiotics, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic and anti-malaria drugs.

Others were spaghetti, vegetable oil, non-alcoholic beverages, body cream, fake insecticide and fertilisers, among others.

She assured the Nigerian consumers that NAFDAC’s collaboration with other regulatory agencies and stakeholders would be sustained to rid the region of fake and harmful products in the country.

Adeyeye also appealed to the general public to cooperate with the regulatory agency in its effort at eradicating the menace of drug and substance abuse from society.

Mr. Gonzuk Bedima, NAFDAC Coordinator in Gombe State, earlier in his welcome address, said there was synergy between NAFDAC and other regulatory agencies in the state.

Bedima stated: “Let’s join our hands together to save lives and have zero tolerance of unwholesome, fake and counterfeited products.”

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