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NAFDAC Destroys Harmful Products Worth 515M In Gombe

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NAFDAC destroys harmful products worth 515m in Gombe – Voice of Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Saturday, destroyed various categories of harmful products worth about N515.7 million in Gombe.

The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Christianah Adeyeye, speaking at the venue of the exercise said, the items were from the six states in the North-East.

“The products destroyed were made up of substandard, fake and falsely labelled unwholesome food products and chemical,” she said.

The product destroyed included antibiotics, anti hypertensive, anti diabetic and anti malaria drugs.

Others were spaghetti, vegetable oil, non alcoholic beverages, body cream, fake insecticide and fertilisers, among others.

Adeyeye gave the assurance that NAFDAC’s collaboration with other regulatory agencies and stakeholders would be sustained to rid the region of fake and harmful products.

She also drew the attention of the public to the presence of counterfeited COVID-19 vaccine in the continent.

She appealed to the general public to cooperate with NAFDAC in its effort to eradicate the menace of drug and substance abuse from society.

The NAFDAC Coordinator in Gombe State, Mr Gonzuk Bedima in his address of welcome, said there was synergy between NAFDAC and other regulatory agencies in the state.

“Let’s join our hands together to save lives and have zero tolerance of unwholesome, fake and counterfeited products,” he said.


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