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NAFDAC Confiscates Counterfeit Drugs, Wholesome Products Worth N15M In Kano


The National Agency For Food and Drug Adminstration and Control (NAFDAC) Kano State Office said its operatives have confiscated counterfeit and other wholesome products worth N15m in Abubakar Rimi Market Kano.

Kano State Coordinator of the Agency, Pharmacist Shaba Muhammad disclosed this in a statement.

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He lamented that the Agency conducted the raid at the Agro Chemical and Chemical Section, Drug and Veterinary drug Sections of the Market.

” Most of the Products confiscated are not safe for human consumption and other are donated drugs that should not be found in open markets for sale.”

“These drugs include diverted SPAQ-CO dispersible Tablet meant for seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Children which are not for sale, unregistered antibiotics, anti cancers, anti malaria injection and eye drops”

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The Coordinator also said the Agency confiscated a large consignment of suspected falsified DANO anti tetanus vaccine whose acccording to him its efficacy has been compromised due to poor storage under harsh tropical temperature.

” The team also seized large quantity of 100ml of snifer insecticide that has been banned by the agency.”

Shaba Muhammad pointed out that all the drugs and products seized were taken into custody by officers of the agency, assuring that those arrested will face the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrent.

The Coordinator called on general public to always look out for NAFDAC Registrations Number on all regulated products before use to avoid strange deaths and spread of diseases in Kano and Nigeria as a whole.

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