NAFDAC destroys N252m worth of unwholesome items

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GOMBE, NOVEMBER 30, 2016 – The Northern zonal office of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Wednesday destroyed unwholesome items worth N252,882,020 million in Gombe, Gombe State.

The items destroyed include: bags of flour, packs of body creams and drugs such as Analgin injection, groundnut oils and various juice drinks.

Mrs Yetunde Oni, the Acting Director-General of the agency, said that the items were either voluntarily surrendered to the agency by those who had them in stock or mopped up by NAFDAC officers during enforcement surveillance.

The D-G said faking of regulated products or selling of unwholesome products was the greatest evil of the time, calling it an act of terrorism.

He said products counterfeiters were not just a problem to the country, but were more dangerous than armed robbers.

A representative of the Secretary to the State Government SSG, Mr Obel Yaji, used the occasion to appeal to NAFDAC to regulate the activities of traditional medicine hawkers.

He said NAFDAC had been active in saving lives and that checkmating traditional medicine hawkers would help in deepening the impact of the agency on the public.

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