The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Bauchi State Office, says it has seized cartons of fake hand sanitizers worth N350,000 in some super markets and drug retail outlets in the state.
The State Coordinator , Mohammed Muazu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi on Thursday that the items were confiscated following a raid on shops carried out three days ago.
He said the exercise was sequel to a directive from the Enforcement Directorate of the agency.
Muazu said that of the 13 brands of the fake sanitizers, 11 were manufactured in Kano State while two were produced in Bauchi State.
He said that the agency had commenced investigation to trace the manufacturers, saying the monitoring exercise would continue, and that any culprit apprehended would face the full wrath of the law.
The coordinator urged the public to be mindful of NAFDAC and Batch Numbers, Manufacturing and Expiry dates of food, drugs and medical consumables.
“The general public should understand that quality of hand sanitizers not registered by NAFDAC cannot be guaranteed, and the aim will not be achieved”, he said.