NAFDAC shuts down two fake drug factories in Kano

NAFDAC has close two fake drug factories in Bichi Kano state
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Ernest Sunday

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down two fake animal drug factories in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano State.

The state Coordinator of the agency disclosed that the factories were shut down during an operation by the agencies in Bichi Local Government Area.

According to Muhammad, the operation was carried out due to subsequent discovery of a large quantity of the fake animal drugs in circulation at Sabon Gari and other major markets in Kano metropolis.

He said that the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been monitoring the producers of the fake animal drugs for over six months.

The agency raided the factories on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in Bichi town where they discovered fake animal drugs worth ten million naira, which was labelled with fake NAFDAC number to deceive buyers.

Mohammad disclosed that the agency arrested the proprietor of the fake factories who was identified as Jamilu Muhammad-Sani and the suspect would be prosecuted after NAFDAC had concluded investigations.

“We take samples of the drugs and injections from the factories for laboratory analysis to ascertain the efficacy of the products,” Mohammad said.

The suspect said he has been producing the fake animal drugs for over six years and has been distributing it to markets in Kano state.

The coordinator urged Nigerian citizens to any report suspicious activities and persons engaged in the illicit drugs trade or production in their communities to the relevant agencies of government.

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