National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it was set to destroy Tramadol consignment valued at N198 billion which it impounded recently.
NAFDAC DG, Moji Adeyeye, made this known yesterday in a speech at an event to commemorate her one year in office in Abuja.
She said that the drug would be burnt and disclosed that NAFDAC had in the last one year, destroyed sub-standard and falsified medicines, unsafe drugs and unwholesome food and chemicals worth N3 billion.
Adeyeye said that with the support of the Presidency, National Security Adviser’s office and sustained awareness campaign on the implications of NAFDAC’s absence at the ports, the agency returned to the ports in May, 2018.
She said if the impounded drug had infiltrated markets, it would have caused a national security issue as youths addicted to the substance would have taken to violent crimes, including armed robbery and insurgency.