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NAFDAC destroys fake products worth N1bn in Ogun

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By Chioma Obinna

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday destroyed fake and unwholesome products worth over N1 billion in Ogun State.

File photo: Fake drugs about to be destroyed.
File photo: Fake drugs about to be destroyed.

The products destroyed included expired products voluntarily handed over by compliant companies in Nigeria

Other products destroyed were fake and counterfeit drugs seized by Investigation and Enforcement Directorate in Lagos State and environs, prohibited substandard and expired food products, cosmetics and other regulated products seized from manufacturers and importers as well as distributors.

Addressing journalists at the Sagamu Local Government Dumpsite, Ogun State, the Acting Director General of the Agency, Mrs Yetunde Oni who decried activities of drug counterfeiters described drug counterfeit as an act of economic sabotage and terrorism against public health.

Represented by the Director, Investigation and Enforcement Directorate, Mr. Kingsley Ejiofor, Oni noted that the Agency has continued to aggressively pursue the goals of ensuring that only genuine medicines and wholesome foods of the right quality are imported, exported, manufactured and distributed .

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