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.
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 .