In a statement issued on Sunday, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC said it would embark on pre-shipment analysis of drugs imported into the country, especially from China and India. This is with a view to stop the menace of substandard drugs being imported into the country.
According to the statement, the agency had entered into partnership with pre-shipment agents in China and India in its determined effort to take the war against importation of illicit drugs to their countries of origin.
NAFDAC also announced that in collaboration with Nigerian Customs Service, it had seized tramadol with estimated street value of N1.7tn while unwholesome foods and other regulated products worth over N4bn had been seized and destroyed in exercises across the nation. The statement also affirmed that a staff of the agency had developed a software that helps to track and monitor ships on the high sea.
“A major achievement of her leadership, following our relentless efforts, was the return of the Back to the Ports in May 2018 (all thanks to the Office of the National Security Adviser), coupled with rigorous inspection and enforcement activities.
“Because of this, the agency has, in collaboration with Nigerian Customs Service, seized and destroyed unwholesome foods and other regulated products worth over N4 billion in exercises across the nation. Tramadol with estimated street value of N1.7tn has also been seized”, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said. A statement issued in Abuja by the Resident Media Consultant of NAFDAC, Sayo Akintola, said the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, stated these in her message in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.