The NAFDAC Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, stated this at the North West zonal destruction of fake, counterfeit and unwholesome products on Thursday in Dambatta, Kano State.
Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Oluwole Oke who presided over the investigative hearing into the audit queries issued by the office of the Auditor General of the Federation (oAuGF) against NAFDAC and other MDAs, accused NAFDAC of “gross misconduct” for failing to render its audited accounts as stipulated in the Financial Regulations, for late submission of annual audited accounts.
The Chairman of the task force, Ghali Sule, who disclosed this on Sunday in Kano, said that the first consignment was intercepted at Malam Kato Motor Park.
This is contained in a statement signed by Nasiru Mato, Assistant Director, in charge of the North East Zonal office of the agency and issued in Abuja on Saturday.
The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi who disclosed this on Tuesday while reviewing report of the monitoring, inspection and enforcement exercise carried out by the Task Force through the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (PIU) of the Pharmaceutical Services Directorate of the Ministry of Health, stated that the sealing of the affected pharmacies and patent medicine stores was in accordance with the provisions of Section C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Miscellaneous Provision Act of 1999.
The agency also sealed up 15 shops that serve as selling outlets for the unwholesome cosmetic product within the Margaret Umahi International Market, Abakaliki, Ebonyi.
The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, gave the warning in Abuja at a virtual sensitisation workshop organised by the Agency for stakeholders in the Export and Import Trade activities at the nation’s ports.
The agency’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Jimoh Abubakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja that the expired items were in 4,907 cartons.
The warehouses, which were shut down are located at Petu Village, Cele 2, Bus Stop, Off Ibeju-Lekki, and No. 23, Tunji Lekki, Bello Street, Penuncular Stream 2, Lekki, Lagos.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed faulted the reports on Saturday while speaking on a radio programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, made the assertion at a national sensitisation programme on COVID-19 vaccines for Muslim scholars and Imams in Nigeria in Wednesday in Abuja.
The Director General of the NOA, Garba Abari, responding to insinuations of possible use of the vaccines as a population control cum DNA altering measure, debunked the idea, stressing that no vaccine will be allowed into Nigeria or administered to Nigerians without thorough testing and approval by relevant Nigerian authorities.
Lawan Dadingelma, NAFDAC Co-ordinator in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu on Monday that the items were confiscated in 2020.
The organization said the allegations are documented in Part 1 of the 2018 audited report released last week by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, dropped the hint on Monday in a statement in Abuja.
The delivery is in line with the 90 per cent food fortification compliance target set at the penultimate edition of the Nigerian Food Processing and Nutrition Leadership Forum.
The committee Chairman, Dr Bridget Okoeguale, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja that the committee would also focus on health issues of adolescent.
Dr Elijah Mohammed, PCN Registrar said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.
The warning was contained in a statement signed by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen on Monday in Abuja.
The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, reiterated the dangers inherent in the continuous misuse and misapplication of Sniper and other brands of Dichlorvos by the general public, especially grain merchants, beans aggregators and dried fish sellers.