The Nationwide Company for Drug, Administration and Management (NAFDAC) has destroyed counterfeit medicine, cosmetics and meals objects value over N613 million in Kano State.
The NAFDAC Director Normal, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said this recognized to newsmen on Thursday in Kano, NAN studies.
Mojisola stated that the pretend merchandise have been seized by operatives of the company throughout numerous operations within the state.
She listed the merchandise to incorporate substandard, pretend, falsely labelled medicines, unwholesome processed meals merchandise and cosmetics seized from producers, distributors and importers.
“The estimated worth of the merchandise being destroyed right this moment is N613,300,290.00.
“The merchandise embody medicine akin to antibiotics, antihypertensive, antimalarial, natural treatments, psychoactive and managed substances.
“Meals akin to spaghetti, vegetable oil, non-alcoholic drinks, sachet water, and so on, have been additionally destroyed.
“In addition to cosmetics akin to lotions, pomade and pesticides,” she stated.
She additional revealed that destroying the products would get rid of the danger of their reintroduction into the market, including that drug counterfeit is an act of financial sabotage and pose severe risk to public well being.
The NAFDAC boss nonetheless warned Nigerians to be cautious of doable infiltration of faux COVID-19 vaccines into the nation.
“The general public should be on the look-out for these spurious and counterfeit vaccines and different regulated merchandise.
“NAFDAC on its half will guarantee steady surveillance on these merchandise and implement the rules governing these merchandise in Nigeria,” She added.