NAFDAC Destroys N80 Million Counterfeit And Expired Regulated Products

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has destroyed counterfeit drugs and other substandard regulated products worth over N80 Million in Abuja.

Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Christianah Adeyeye who carried out the destruction exercise in company of other dignitaries said the offending products were mopped up from circulation through enforcement activities by the agency in Abuja and its environs while others were voluntarily forfeited by companies.

She stated that NAFDAC is continuously waging war against counterfeiting of regulated products even as she maintained that the destruction exercise was part of efforts to rid the country of this menace.

Her words: “This periodic exercise further gives credence to the fact that NAFDAC is continuously waging war against counterfeiting and faking of regulated products. We will continue to work relentlessly to ensure that this incidence is reduced to the barest minimum and only safe, efficacious and wholesome regulated products are available to the populace”.

While acknowledging the daunting challenges being faced by the agency in her surveillance and enforcement activities as a result of evolving strategies by violators to avoid arrest or prosecution, Prof. Adeyeye said NAFDAC is on top of the situation by deploying counter strategies to checkmate them and ensure they are brought to justice.