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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has uncovered fake and unregistered products valued at over N200 million. The products, confiscated through a whistle-blower’s report, were stocked in a building at 11, Omotosho Crescent, off Ewedana Street, Toll Gate, Ota in Ogun State.

The building also served as production outlet for bitters with fake NAFDAC registration numbers. At a briefing in Lagos yesterday, Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, explained that the building is a bungalow of five bedrooms, with two residential rooms, while the other three, the parlour and the kitchen were used for production of unregistered, deceptive and counterfeit products. Oni, who was represented by the Director, Port Inspectorate, Mr. Kingsley Ejiofor, gave the name of the owner (withheld), adding that the products were being produced in a dirty environment by unqualified personnel.

According to her, empty plastic bottles, caps, cartons and sticker labels of other products were also found in the facility, while the address on the labels of all the products were fake. Oni said the agency also raided Ogbaru Relief Market in Onitsha, Anambra State, where they discovered several shops used for the production, distribution, sale and storage of fake and counterfeit alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks of various popular brands valued at over N200 million. The drinks, she noted, were produced by manual mixing in plastic buckets and filled into bottles under unhygienic conditions.

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  1. NAFDAC. Why find it difficult to give names of these fake products and the one been immitated.So Nigeria will know what to buy and what not to buy. Or you think arresting these set of muderers is the end of such fake products? Hell no. There are more of them out there. Giving out the names of these fake products out them out of business because Nigerians will not patronize such goods any more and the company with the original products can as well educate the public on how to differentlate fake from original.

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  3. Why are we so dishonest, is this news? Why is nafdac hiding the name of the product and the name of the owner, people need to be informed so we all can know and tell others. This is pure nonsense . Since Dora Akunyili ( God bless her soul) left Nafdac, they seem to hear nothing , see nothing and do nothing. They are only good at collecting bribes. You better speak up before your families become victims. Rubbish

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