The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed fake food, drugs, vaccines and cosmetics products worth over N2 billion in Kano and Anambra states.
The counterfeit drugs and spurious food products seized from both the South East and South-South zones and destroyed in Awka, Anambra state on Thursday, 11th March worth over N1.4billion. Also, dangerous drugs, and unwholesome food items worth N613m were destroyed at the Kalebawa dumpsite along Kazaure-Daura road, Dambatta, Kano.
The NAFDAC Director General, Mojisola Adeyeye who was represented by Kingsley Ejiofor, the Director of Investigation and Enforcement at the public destruction of the goods in a statement by the Agency’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, on Sunday, listed the products to include substandard, fake, falsely labelled medicines, unwholesome processed food products and cosmetics seized from manufacturers, distributors, and importers.
“Food products such as spaghetti, vegetable oil, non-alcoholic beverages, sachet water, Chocolates, Noodles, etc. were also destroyed as well as cosmetics such as creams, pomade, and insecticides’’, the statement quoted her saying.