China, India feeding Nigeria with fake drugs, says NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has accused China and India of being responsible for the fake drugs in Nigeria.

This, NAFDAC said, was because 70 percent of drugs being used in Nigeria were imported from foreign countries, mostly China and India.

A statement from NAFDAC said its Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed the information at a “NAFDAC And Your Health’’ programme in Abuja, as part of activities to mark the 60th independence anniversary.

She announced the agency’s readiness to eliminate substandard and falsified medicines through partnership with pre-shipment agents in China and India.

The move, she added, was part of the agency’s efforts to take the war against importation of illicit drugs to the source countries.

Meanwhile, a staff of NAFDAC has developed a software to help the agency track and monitor ships on the high sea.
NAFDAC boss said the software has assisted in apprehending defaulting importers of falsified medicines at the point of entry.
– Sun News

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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