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NAFDAC Destroys Counterfeit and Substandard Products in Anambra

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has called the attention of the public to the availability of counterfeit Covid-19 Vaccines in Nigeria, with a warning that citizens to desist from the injections stored in unauthorized facilities.

The Director General of NAFDAC Prof. Mojishola Adeyeye, stated this in Awka Anambra State, during the South-South and South-East destruction of counterfeit and substandard products worth over a billion naira. 

The DG of NAFDAC Prof. Mojishola Adeyeye, observed the agency had set up the Office of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate in Asaba, the Delta State capital last year to enhance its activities in the two zones, noting their operations led to the seizure of the banned products.

Prof Adeyeye represented by the Chairman Federal Taskforce on Counterfeit Drugs Mr. Kingsley Ejiofor, listed the items destroyed to include cosmetics, medical products, unwholesome food stuff and expired drugs.

The DG pointed out that the exercise was aimed at eliminating the risk of their reintroduction into the Nigerian market and to safeguard the health of the citizenry

She added that Nigerians should be on the lookout for fake COVID-19 vaccines and report suspected counterfeit Coronavirus injections to the authorities.

Meanwhile, Chairman Drug Dealers Association at the popular Ochanja Market in Anambra Mr. Boniface Eze, who spoke in Igbo, commended NAFDAC for their efforts, stressing the union was collaborating with the agency to eradicate the menace of fake drugs in the area.

Also present at the destruction exercise were representative of various security agencies including the police, Civil Defense Corps, FRSC and Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

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Oghenero Eghweree

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