The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) destroyed expired and fake goods worth more than N16 billion in Ogun State.
The items were ruined on Thursday at the Oke-Diya dump site in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said during the demolition exercise that it was part of the agency’s new efforts to get rid of harmful products in Nigeria to protect people’s health.
Adeyeye, who was represented by NAFDAC’s Director of Investigation and Enforcement, Mr. Francis Ononiwu, said that the exercise was needed to stop the products from being sold again.
She said the products were not good enough and were fake medical products, unsafe cosmetics, unhealthy processed food additives, and fake versions of other NAFDAC-regulated products.
The agency took some products from manufacturers, importers, and distributors, but other products were given to NAFDAC by companies, trade unions, and non-governmental organizations.
“NAFDAC has the job of making sure the country stays healthy. They are dedicated to getting rid of expired medicine, illegal drugs, unsafe food, harmful chemicals, and other products that break the rules,” she said.