Government Partners NAFDAC In It’s Fight To Rid The Country Of Fake Drugs And Substandard Products

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Abia state Governor, Dr Alex Otti has assured that his administration would partner the National Agency For Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in it’s fight to rid the country of fake drugs and substandard products

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Governor Otti gave the assurance at Government House Umuahia, when he received the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and her team who were in the state for an official assignment.

The Governor who regretted that a lot of lives have been lost as a result of fake drugs and substandard products, vowed that his administration would stop at nothing in it’s fight to eradicate fake products.

He stated the his government set up a harmonized task force to fight against such negative tendencies and added that government is poised to maximize the positive energy of Abia youths and channel them to positive ventures.

He applauded the NAFDAC DG for being passionate about her job and thus saving the lives of many Nigerians and for her endorsement of his government.

Earlier, the DG NAFDAC, Prof Adeyeye who is in the state for stakeholders engagement with the Micro , Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) emphasized that their mandate is to regulate, control the manufacturing of drugs, foods and other chemicals to prevent deaths of many Nigerians as a result of consumption of unwholesome products.

“NAFDACs mandate is to regulate and control the manufacture,importation, exportation, advertisement,sale and use of several regulated products,drugs,food,chemical devices, cosmetics,packaged water,so that we can ease the pain of our people and
prevent death of so many that take falsified, substandard medicine and all unwholesome food”

The NAFDAC DG while stressing the need to harness the MSME industry, emphasized the need for coordinated wholesale centers where people who market drugs and other related products can be monitored adding that Nigerians deserve the best.

“So we are praying and hoping
that in your time we will have a coordinated wholesale centre where our people ,our marketers. can be monitored.That way,we will not be loosing children under five years old being given bad medicines that will not work”,she said.