NAFDAC destroys over N2b worth of unwholesome products in South-West

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed unwholesome products worth over two billion, four hundred and eighty-two million,  six hundred thousand, two hundred and ninety naira only (N2,482,600,290.00) in the South-West.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, NAFDAC, made the disclosure on Wednesday at the South-West Zonal Destruction of Expired Counterfeit, Substandard and Falsified Medical Devices and other Unwholesome Regulated Products.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adeyeye was represented by Kingsley Ejiofor, Director , Investigations and Enforcement, NAFDAC,  at the event which took place at  Oke-Diya Dumpsite, Sagamu, Ogun.

She said: “The products being destroyed during this exercise are made up of Substandard and Falsified Medical Products, Unwholesome Processed Food Products, Unsafe Cosmetics, Counterfeits and other expired NAFDAC regulated products.

The NAFDAC D-G appealed to community leaders, faith based organizations, health practitioners and the media to continue to educate members of the public  to desist from patronizing quacks and hawkers of medicines and unwholesome foods.

She also appealed to members of the public to release valuable information that will help in getting information to fight against “these merchants of death whose only desire is to make out of the misery of the people”.

“This is wicked and must be stopped,” she said.

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