The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced that it has destroyed over N5 billion worth of unwholesome products in the last five months.
Director-General of the agency Prof. Moji Adeyeye in a statement released on Sunday, August 29, said some of
the destroyed products include drugs such as antibiotics, antihypertensive, antimalaria, herbal remedies,
psychoactive, and controlled substances.
Destruction of Food products such as spaghetti, vegetable oil, non-alcoholic beverages, sachet water, noodles,
as well as cosmetics such as creams, pomade, and insecticides.
There was destruction of Unwholesome medicines, expired processed food items, and cosmetics worth
N1, 429,580,683.00 in Awka, South-South, and Southeast in March, while there was seizure and destruction
of products worth N2,482,600,290 in Shagamu, Ogun in Southwest last week.
N613,300,290.00 worth of unwholesome products was destroyed in Kano in March, and products worth
N515,732.587 were destroyed in Gombe in May for the North West and North-East zones respectively.
Urging members of the public against patronizing unlabeled products, Adeyeye noted that the agency would stop
at nothing to apprehend people engaged in illicit business of endangering the lives of undiscerning consumers.
According to her, the destruction was part of the efforts to rid the Nigerian market of unwholesome products
and engender public confidence.
By Taiyelolu A