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Beware of products advertised on social media, NAFDAC warns

Destroys fake, unwholesome products worth over N2 billion
By Chioma Obinna & Clare Ijeoma
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Wednesday warned Nigerians to beware of social media products even as it destroyed fake, substandard and unwholesome products worth N2, 482, 600,290.00.

Giving the warning during the destruction exercise in Shagamu, Ogun State, the Director- General of NAFDAC, Prof Christianah Adeyeye said lately the social media has been used to advertise spurious substandard, unsafe and falsified NAFDAC regulated products.

Represented by the Director of Registration and Enforcement/ Chairman, Federal Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods, Barrister Kingsley Ejiofor, she lamented that regulated products such as cosmetics, and products for enlargement of burst and buttocks have flooded the social media.

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Beware of products advertised on social media, NAFDAC warns
August 19, 2021

Destroys fake, unwholesome products worth over N2 billion
By Chioma Obinna & Clare Ijeoma
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Wednesday warned Nigerians to beware of social media products even as it destroyed fake, substandard and unwholesome products worth N2, 482, 600,290.00.

Giving the warning during the destruction exercise in Shagamu, Ogun State, the Director- General of NAFDAC, Prof Christianah Adeyeye said lately the social media has been used to advertise spurious substandard, unsafe and falsified NAFDAC regulated products.

Represented by the Director of Registration and Enforcement/ Chairman, Federal Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods, Barrister Kingsley Ejiofor, she lamented that regulated products such as cosmetics, and products for enlargement of burst and buttocks have flooded the social media.

“We are calling on members of the public to please help us to stop this. People with platforms should not allow these to be on their platforms because people who are gullible fall victims. Those are their targets. We have medicines too.“

She disclosed that most of the contact addresses used by operators and producers of those products on social media are not traceable and cannot be track or trace by NAFDAC.

“We have some bloggers who are into some of these things. They promote these products and the merchants of death. We employ members of the public to report them to us. Some of them their phone numbers cannot be traced too.”

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