The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Maiduguri has received unwholesome regulated products worth N6.5 million, for destruction.

The agency said the products were submitted by a non governmental organisation.

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A statement signed by Mr. Nasiru Mato, NAFDAC’s Deputy Zonal Director, which was made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday identified the NGO as “ALIMA Non-governmental humanitarian service organistion”.

It said that the NGO voluntarily handed over the expired products which have been stored in Maiduguri to NAFDAC for destruction.

According to Mato, “Eradication as well as zero-tolerance for unwholesome regulated products remains the watch word of NAFDAC at all times in its effort to safeguard the health of​ consumers.

“The broad band massive sensitization drive and collaboration with government and Non governmental organizations has once again yielded fruitful result as ALIMA voluntarily surrendered stock.

“The products surrendered by​ ALIMA to the agency followed due fulfilment of necessary forfeiture protocols include: antimalarials, antiretrovirals, oral​ rehydration​ premix,​ and food therapeutics.

“This is done to avert their possible circulation.”

The agency stressed it would not condone the revalidation of expired controlled substances and urged other organisations to voluntarily surrender expired/damaged products in their warehouses to NAFDAC for destruction.