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NAFDAC to destroy N198bn seized Tramadol

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National Agency for Drug Administra­tion and Control (NAF­DAC) said it was set to Tramadol consignment valued at which it im­pounded recently.

Director-general of the agency, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, made this known on Sunday in a speech at an event to commemorate her one year in office in Abuja. 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 chemicals worth N3 billion.
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. “The agency and destroyed sub-standard and falsified med­icines and unsafe drugs worth N3 billion, including unwhole­some foods and other unregulat­ed products, in the last one year.
“We intercepted and destroyed 25 containers of Tramadol worth N1.7 billion There is a plan un­derway to more than 30 containers of Tramadol and oth­er unregistered products worth .

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“Three persons involved in the distribution of the banned trama­dol have been arraigned at the fed­eral high court in Lagos,” she said.

if the im­pounded drug had infiltrated Nigerian 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.

She disclosed that when she assumed duty at NAFDAC a year ago, the agency was in debt to the tune of N3.2 billion, mainly due to the non-payment of with­holding tax to the federal govern­ment. She, however, announced that the agency cleared all the debt within one year “due to proper financial management”.
The NAFDAC boss added that “Our Ports Inspection direc­torate has been able to recover N533 million of evaded admin­istrative charge from stakehold­ers unpaid from 2014 to 2017.

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NAFDAC, un­der her leadership, cleared a backlog of 6,000 applications for registration of products.
Adeyeye said that the agency would on Dec. 15; begin online registration of drugs and foods.

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