The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it confiscates fake and sub-standard drugs and cosmetics worth over N3.5 million within Enugu metropolis.
The Enugu State Coordinator of the agency, Ikechukwu Okoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Enugu that the seizures were done in a four-day operation. Okoye said some of the products had no NAFDAC registration number while some had fake registration numbers.
“We intend to carry out similar exercise in Nsukka, Oji River and Awgu axis of the state very soon,” he said.
The coordinator reiterated that unwholesome drugs and cosmetics were injurious to health and urged the people not to patronise them.
Okoye said the agency was committed to ensuring that drug, cosmetics and food outlets stocked healthy and wholesome product for optimal health of Nigerians.
He urged Nigerians to be wary of what they buy and look at products and their packaging as well as information provided in them to ascertain their expiration and manufacturing dates.
NAN reports that the unwholesome products seized by the agency include Vego 100, Fair cream, Olive oil gel, Olive oil cream, Vitamin A, Insecticides and Hydrogen Peroxide.