Tue. Apr 13th, 2021

Over N2b fake vaccine, drugs, others Destroyed by NAFDAC

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed over N2bn worth of Vaccines, fake drugs, cosmetics and expired food items

In line with the need to eradicate fake drugs and other deceptive products from propagating the country which is the sole aim of the Agency’s strategy.

According to a press statement by the agency’s Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola yesterday in Abuja, The leveling exercise took place in Kano and Awka, capital of Anambra State

For successful mopping up of expired drugs and detrimental food products with a view of protecting the health of Nigerians, three geo-political zones, namely, North West, South East and South-South, had been untangled by the Agency’s Operative while fake drugs and deceptive food products worth over N1.4 billion seized from both the South-East and South-South zones were destroyed on Tuesday in Awka, Anambra State and N613 million were destroyed at the Kalebawa dumpsite along Kazaure-Daura road, Dambatta, Kano State respectively.

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