The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed drugs and products worth N650 million in Kaduna state.
According to an address by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Christiana Adeyeye to newsmen at the destruction site in Buruku, Kaduna State, the products destroyed were substandard, falsely labelled medicines, unwholesome food products and cosmetics.
Products with counterfeited NAFDAC number were also destroyed.
Prof. Adeyeye represented by the North West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Mr Gimba Dauda, said the exercise was part of the agency’s effort to stop counterfeit regulated products from circulation in Nigeria.
“The products being destroyed today are made of substandard and falsely labelled medicines, unwholesome food products, cosmetics and other counterfeited products.
“Drug counterfeiting is an act of economic sabotage and also terrorism against public health,” the director-general said.