Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:15 pm
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Nigeria’s food and drug regulation agency, on Thursday said it destroyed counterfeit and fake drugs worth N10 million in Osun State located in the western part of the country in 2014.
The NAFDAC State Coordinator, Mr Kayode Fagboyo, who disclosed this, said the fake drugs were destroyed in collaboration with the state Ministry of Health jus as he noted that since the agency understood the health implication of consuming counterfeit drug, it would not relent in its effort to rid the state and entire country of fake drugs.
“NAFDAC wants to ensure that drugs that will be made available to Nigerians won’t be injurious to their health. We are trying to implement our mandate,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria disclosing further that the agency would ensure that unregistered and counterfeit drugs are not made available to the people in the state and Nigeria at large.
Fagboyo said the agency would continue to appeal to fake drug producers to desist from the act since anybody caught would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
“We are still appealing in the spirit of democracy that those who engage in the production and importation of fake drugs should change from their wrong path. But whosoever that is not willing to change, the agency is willing to use the big stick of the law to make sure that everybody complies with NAFDAC provision,” he said.