NAFDAC Seizes N 2.5m Drugs, Fruit Juice, Food Seasonings in Sokoto


Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control ( NAFDAC) yesterday said it had seized assorted imported fruit juices, codeine-containing substances and other unwholesome regulated products worth over N2.5 million in Sokoto State.
The state Coordinator of the agency, Mr. Hamisu Yahaya, disclosed this to journalists in Sokoto, yesterday.

He said  the items including food seasonings were confiscated during several raids by the officials of the agency in various supermarkets and markets across the state.

He explained that the items were seized after series of sustained surveillance exercises on the affected retail outlets.
Yahya disclosed that the seized items were goods imported mainly from China.

“Most of these items were imported from China through Niger Republic and they were not registered by NAFDAC.
“We are therefore calling on supermarket operators in the state to come to the Agency for global listing of their items,” he advised.

Yahaya vowed that officials of the Agency would sustain their routine operations and raids to rid the state and Nigeria of all fake and unwholesome products.