NAFDAC destroys drugs worth N80m in Lagos

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Counterfeit drugs worth over 80 million naira have been destroyed by officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC).

The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, who was speaking in Abuja, says the agency is working relentlessly to rid the Nigerian market of unsafe and unwholesome products.

Although the circulation of counterfeit drugs is said to have dropped from 19.6 percent in 2012 to 3.6 percent in 2015, officials of the agency are promising not to rest on their oars until drug counterfeiters are totally defeated.

The NAFDAC boss further noted that the support will be in the areas of surveillance and enforcement.

And after the speeches, the agencies boss and other officials started setting the goods ablaze.

This gesture according to some Nigerians will serve as a deterrent to those who are bent on carrying out the illicit trade of drug counterfeiting.

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