NAFDAC Confiscates Expired Vegetable Oil, Cosmetics, Other Poducts Worth N15m In Niger

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) seized items worth N15 million that were out-of-date and unregistered on Saturday in Niger State.

Mr. Shaba Mohammed, the director of NAFDAC North-Central, revealed this information to journalists and claimed that the agency raided 24 business establishments in Bida local government.

He said: “We embarked on our routine visit to Bida where we raided 24 business premises which included pharmacy outlets and supermarkets.

“During the raid, some expired and unregistered pharmaceutical products, including drugs were seized.

“Some of the supermarkets harboured unregistered and expired beverages, soft drinks, vegetable oil, spaghetti, tomato paste, and cosmetics which were also seized.

“The monetary value of the seized items seized was put at over N15 million.”

Mohammed also revealed that the agency sealed two supermarkets and two pharmaceutical outlets for compromising standards in their businesses.

He said NAFDAC invited the owners of the facilities to Minna for interrogation, adding that some of them would be sent to the enforcement directorate for further investigation depending on their offences.

The director advised the public to check the production and expiry dates of products to ascertain their fitness for consumption.