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NAFDAC warns customs agents against complicity in illegal importation of syringes

 

NAFDAC warns customs agents against complicity in illegal importation of syringes

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned against the importation of syringes from foreign countries, saying the act may kill local pharmaceutical industries.

This is contained in a statement signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

Adeyeye admonished members of the new executive of the Association of Nigerian Licenced Customs Agents (ANLCA), who were on a courtesy visit to her office in Lagos, to think more about the country’s interests than personal matters as clearing agents in the nation’s ports.

She enjoined the agents to join forces with the NAFDAC to end the rejection of Nigerian food exported to the EU, USA, and other Western countries.

She also narrated how she marvelled at the stupendous investments committed to the local production of syringes in Nigeria by a local pharmaceutical company during a recent facility tour.

The NAFDAC boss said that the standard of the facilities she met on the ground was comparable to those found in the U.S. or any country in Europe.

She said after the facility tour and being led into the warehouse, she was highly disturbed at the sight of huge unsold products.

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