The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has launched a nationwide crackdown on illegal manufacturers and distributors of herbal preparations containing a high concentration of tobacco and sometimes cannabis.
This was revealed during a meeting with the agency’s managing director, Mojisola Adeyeye, while giving an update on the agency’s activities.
Nigeria continues to struggle with the manufacture, sale and use of illicit drugs affecting the health of some citizens.
Agencies such as the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, which is responsible for keeping Nigerians safe, have kept up the pressure to stop this trend.
The CEO of NAFDAC said now is the time to take to the streets again to shut down some of these illegal manufacturers and distributors who are defiant.
Eradicating fake counterfeit drugs, adulterated and unhealthy processed foods and other regulated products is a holistic battle and the agency is using this time to also ask for help to achieve this.
NAFDAC says it is doing everything to ensure that only safe medicines and wholesome foods of good quality are sold to Nigerians and this crackdown will be a step to ensure that happens.