The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed fake, expired and unwholesome products worth N80 million which were seized in the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa state.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye, said the drugs were destroyed at a site in Kuje, FCT-Abuja, on Wednesday. She noted that the destruction was a periodic exercise in NAFDAC to get rid of fake, expired and unwholesome products from the market.
Her words: “The fake and expired products we are destroying today are worth over N80 million and they were collected from FCT and Nasarawa State.
“It will interest you to know that some of the expired products were voluntarily handed over to NAFDAC by the owners while others were mopped up from shelves by our task force,” she said.
Professor Adeyeye also affirmed that NAFDAC won’t relent in its fight against sales of fake and expired drugs to Nigerians. She also said that some of the culprits are currently facing trials while some have been prosecuted.
According to her, the exercise would have been unsucessful if not for the support of the Police Force, Nigeria Custom Service, Nigeria Security and a Civil Defence Corps, Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).