• Beware! We Can’t Vouch For Herbal Drugs, says NAFDAC

    Beware! We Can’t Vouch For Herbal Drugs, says NAFDAC

    The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that it cannot guarantee the efficacy of herbal drugs and products being sold across the country.

    It said the certification number issued for some herbal drugs and products was only to confirm that these products were fit for human consumption.

    NAFDAC Director of Special Duties, Alhaji Abubakar Jimoh, who made these facts known in Minna, Niger State, on Monday at a stakeholders’ forum declared that the organization did not have […]

  • NAFDAC raids Makurdi, seals cosmetic factory and arrests distributor of fake products

    NAFDAC raids Makurdi, seals cosmetic factory and arrests distributor of fake products

    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed off fake cosmetics factory in Benue State, and picked up a distributor of fake products at Nala, headquarters of Gwer West Local Government  Area at the weekend.

    Mr. Uche Chidi, task force team leader and NAFDAC’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Enforcement Operations, , said  that the special operation was based on a tip off.

    According to him, “we are here because our office in Lagos State received an information about the suspected […]

  • NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs worth N85 m, vows to rid Nigeria of menace

    NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs worth N85 m, vows to rid Nigeria of menace

    It was gathered that the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control on Tuesday in Jos, burnt down counterfeit drugs worth more than N85 million.

    Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, its Director (Special Duties), who supervised the destruction of the drugs, in a brief remark shortly before the activity, said that some of them were voluntarily surrendered to the agency by their owners, after realising that they were fake, substandard, unwholesome, or had expired.

    He said that other drugs were mopped up by […]

  • NACAMA urges NAFDAC to check sugary content in processed beverages and foods

    NACAMA urges NAFDAC to check sugary content in processed beverages and foods

    National Complementary and Alternative Medical Association of Nigeria (NACAMA) has urged the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to check sugary and sweetened contents in processed beverages and foods.

    The President of NACAMA, Prof. Peter Katchy, made the call on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.

    Katchy spoke on the sidelines of the World Diabetes Day, with the theme: “Eyes on Diabetes’’.

    The NACAMA boss said that “the type of diabetes being seen […]

  • NAFDAC seizes 14 cartons of expired drugs from counterfeiters

    NAFDAC seizes 14 cartons of expired drugs from counterfeiters

    It was gathered that the Abia office of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized 14 cartoons of expired amino acid drugs being re-validated in Aba, Abia.

    The Chief Regulatory Officer of NAFDAC, Abia Office, Mr Olisa Okeke, made the development known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Wednesday.

    He said that the product, named “Amino-fit”, with red colour containing 10 tablets in a sachet and with batch number, B00313D, […]

  • NAFDAC cautions against consumption of contaminated food, drugs

    NAFDAC cautions against consumption of contaminated food, drugs

    According to reports, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again warned the public against the consumption of contaminated food and drugs in the country.

    NAFDAC Coordinator in Kwara, Roseline Ajayi, gave the warning at a sensitisation programme for market women on the consumption of quality products in Ilorin on Friday.

    She urged the traders to sell edible products that were duly registered by NAFDAC to ensure safety of the citizenry.

    Ajayi said that NAFDAC was determined to rid […]

  • NAFDAC shut down water factory in Niger

    NAFDAC shut down water factory in Niger

    It was gathered that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger, has sealed a sachet water factory in Kontagora area of the state over non-compliance with approved health standards.

    Mr Anikoh Ibrahim, the State Coordinator of NAFDAC, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Minna in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

    He said that the factory, S.A. Lani Water, was discovered recently during routine check in the Local Government Area.

    “We discovered that the […]

  • NAFDAC raises the alarm over influx of fake malaria drugs

    NAFDAC raises the alarm over influx of fake malaria drugs

    The National Agency for Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Monday in Enugu raised the alarm over the influx of fake, adulterated and sub-standard malaria drugs in open markets across the country, vowing however not to rest on its oars until the nation was completely rid of such products.

    The Head of Reform Unit of NAFDAC, Barr Ozo-Onyali Ikenna, who raised the alarm while speaking with newsmen during the flag-off of a three-day sensitization workshop for staff of the agency on […]

  • NAFDAC seals shops, seize goods worth millions in Edo

    NAFDAC seals shops, seize goods worth millions in Edo

    The National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed two shops and seize products worth millions of Naira, for the sale of counterfeited products in Benin City on Wednesday.

    The team of NAFDAC Officers and mobile policemen led by the Head of Taskforce on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Process Foods, Mr. Ejiofor Kingsley, stormed the popular Mission road in Oredo Local government of Edo State, to conduct inspection on assorted drinks, with many marketers scrambling to […]

  • NAFDAC impounds N15m s*x stamina drugs, others in Taraba

    NAFDAC impounds N15m s*x stamina drugs, others in Taraba

    The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has in its recent operations in Gembu, Taraba impounded unregistered drugs worth N15 million.

    The impounded drugs included Tramadol and Sildenafil combination.

    Mr Joseph Asikpo, the state Co-ordinator of the agency, made this known at a media briefing in Jalingo on Friday.

    According to him, the drugs are evacuated in 20 sacks and seven cartons from some hidden stores in the area.

    He said that the Tramadol and Sildenafil combination was an unregistered […]

  • NAFDAC arrests three, shuts four bakeries in Edo

    NAFDAC arrests three, shuts four bakeries in Edo

    The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control has sealed off three bakeries for allegedly engaging in unwholesome practice in Benin, the Edo State capital.

    NAFDAC also arrested three persons, suspected to be the managers of the sealed bakeries during the inspection exercise.

    The affected bakeries were identified as Godswill, Life is Good, Our Daily Bread and Stone bakeries located along Sapkonba road in Benin.

    The Edo Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr. David West, lamented that most of the bakeries produced unhealthy loaves […]