The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised the alarm over the nationwide proliferation of unapproved herbal products.
The enforcement team of the Agency has commenced a nationwide clampdown on the manufacturers and traders who sell such uncertified products, she describes the products as dangerous.
The Director General of the Agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, stated this in Abuja.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a warning over the dangerous nationwide growth of unlicensed herbal items.
She clarified that the majority of herbal remedies were marketed as snuff and oral liquids, primarily by street vendors.
“We are also making efforts to increase the number of staff that we have because we need more staff to go on the street for surveillance and post-marketing and monitoring,” she noted.
She explained that most of the herbal medicines were in the form of snuff and oral liquids, which she said were mainly sold by street hawkers.
FRCN Abuja / Titilayo Kupoliyi