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NAFDAC destroys fake products worth N4.2bn in Anambra

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has destroyed fake and substandard products worth over N4.2 billion in Awka, Anambra State.

The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the exercise was part of the agency’s mandate to get rid of fake products in Nigeria.

Speaking during the destruction at the Aswama Dumpsite at Umuzocha (by Anambra State secretariat complex), on Friday, the Director-General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the exercise was in line with the agency’s mandate of eradicating fake and other spurious NAFDAC regulated products from circulation in Nigeria.

Adeyeye, who was represented at the event by the Head, Task Force team of the agency, Francis Ononiwu, added that the exercise was a combined South-East and South-South zonal destruction carried out periodically.

The products destroyed were spurious, counterfeited, substandard, and falsified medicinal products, unwholesome processed food products, and other unsafe regulated products seized from various manufacturers, importers, and distributors in the South-East and South-South zones.