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Health News of Friday, 17 December 2021

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NAFDAC destroys fake drugs worth N598 million in Nasarawa

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has destroyed fake drugs and expired products in Nasarawa state worth N598,088,458,50.

Speaking while delivering her speech at the North Central destruction exercise of fake and expired products in Lafia on Friday, Director General of NAFDAC, Moji Adeyeye, described the act of some Nigerians who sell such substances to citizens of the country as the gravest onslaught on human life.

Moji who was represented at the destruction exercise by the Plateau State Coordinator, Mohammed Bashir, said the products were seized from manufacturers, importers and distributors in other to safeguard the health of citizens of the nation.

Earlier in his speech, Nasarawa State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Dadi Nantim, commended stakeholders and security agencies for their support and assured that the agency would continue to enforce sanctions on erring citizens.

He said that the agency had embarked on a sensitisation programme across the 13 local government areas of the state on the activities of dealers of fake and expired products but lamented that his office was deficient of mobility which was a limitation to the awareness exercise.

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