NAFDAC demands tougher laws to tackle fake products makers, sellers

Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has called on the Judiciary to deliver strict punishments for those found guilty of making and selling fake products.

She said this would help the agency and the government to rid the country of counterfeited and expired medicines, cosmetics, and spurious food products.

A statement on Sunday in Abuja by NAFDAC’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, said Adeyeye regretted that perpetrators of the illicit trade often capitalise on the weak laws in the land to wreak havoc on the nation’s health system.

Pleading with the National Assembly to pass the Counterfeit Medical Products Bill that will reinforce NAFDAC’s fight against counterfeiting in Nigeria, the agency boss explained that dangerous businesses would be made unattractive if they carried maximum penalties for offenders.



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