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  • Updated: June 09, 2023

NAFDAC Seals Abuja Warehouse With Over N1.9 Billion Goods

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday sealed a warehouse containing goods worth over N1.9 billion in Idu industrial layout, an outskirt of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Member of the Federal Taskforce and Investigation, Enforcement Directorate, NAFDAC, Bubuchiki Godiya who disclosed this, said the agency received an allegation concerning feed avenue that was producing animal feeds.

Godiya said that the agency on receipt of the allegation sent its staff to the warehouse for confirmation.

He added that the team was shocked by their findings on getting to the warehouse, because it was discovered that goods were being manufactured there.

According to him, the revelations show that most of the goods are expired.

"What we saw verified the allegation as the company had been carrying out funny activities at the warehouse.

“In the manager’s office, we saw some pressing iron, sealing thread and several other items for re-bagging feeds", he said.

Godiya said that on interrogation, the manager could not explain what the items were used for as he claimed the products were imported from France.

He also said that aside the discovery, the goods had expired, some labels were also observed to have been removed and replaces with new ones.

“We saw many newly printed labels in the manager’s office; the manager said he had no answers to questions he was asked, as some products he said were produced in Nigeria had no label or NAFDAC number.

“We will investigate this and must get to the root of the matter.

"When you go to a place and you see scaling machine, pressing iron, coding machine, one will understand that things are being manufactured there,” he said.

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