National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control destroyed fake and expired goods worth over five hundred million naira in Abuja.
Written by Idongesit Atakpa on October 19, 2023
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control yesterday destroyed fake and expired goods worth over five Hundred Million Naira in Abuja.
Speaking during the exercise, the Director-General of the agency, Mojisola Adeyeye, explained that some of the goods were also voluntarily submitted to the agency.
Represented by NAFDAC Director of Investigation and Enforcement, Francis Ononiwu, the D-G stated that the exercise is carried out routinely all over the country.
Speaking on why the goods were destroyed, the NAFDAC DG said the destruction of the products was done to prevent their re-introduction to the supply chain.
Adeyeye listed some of the products destroyed as drugs made up of psychoactive and controlled substances like antibiotics, antihypertensive, antimalarials, herbal snuff and herbal remedies, and drugs confiscated from drug hawkers.
According to Prof. Adeyeye, the estimated street value of the products being destroyed is Five Hundred and thirty five million, Six Hundred and Fifty Seven thousand Naira Only.