NAFDAC Seizes Products Worth Over N2m From Hawkers
NAFDAC raids hawkers outlets, seizes products worth over N2m. NAFDAC said the seizures were made during operations by its personnel on Thursday evening at Mile 2, Ajegunle and Apapa areas of Lagos. NAFDAC Seizes Products
Nigeria’s food and drug safety agency- National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has said it seized products worth more than N2 million at hawkers’ and illegal drug sellers’ outlets in some parts of Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Afolabi Aderemi, Deputy Director, Pharmaceutical Enforcement Directorate of NAFDAC, Lagos State, made the disclosure on Friday.
Aderemi said the seizures were made during operations by NAFDAC personnel on Thursday evening at Mile 2, Ajegunle and Apapa areas of the state.
He said although there were no arrests, the agency was satisfied at the seizures since its main concern was to ensure that illegal and fake products were out of circulation.
According to Mr Aderemi, the hawkers, who are always at alert of NAFDAC’s constant raids, escaped, leaving their wares behind. NAFDAC Seizes Products
He said the raid was continuous.
“We have counselled members of the public to stop patronising hawkers in buying drugs, as what they are selling are not NAFDAC-approved,’’ he said.
NAFDAC Seizes Products
“ We want to know those behind them.
“We noticed that anytime we go out for raids, for about two weeks or more, the hawkers will not be found in such areas, but after sometime, they will reappear.
“We want to block their products from members of the public. If there is no supply, there would be no demand. NAFDAC Seizes Products
“Members of the public should go to registered pharmaceutical stores for drugs,” he advised.