Drug Abuse: FG Orders NAFDAC To Return To Ports
The Federal Government has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC to go back to the ports immediately.
This is coming, few days after the NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, partly ascribed the drug abuse among youths to the unlawful importation of certain banned substances.
According to the agency, its return to the ports will enable it to regulate products, substandard drugs, narcotics and hazardous chemicals substances.
The statement read in part, “NAFDAC in collaboration with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and with the active support of the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, and the Ministry of Transport, has been returned to the seaports and borders to effectively control importation of unregulated products, falsified and substandard drugs, unwholesome foods, narcotic drugs and hazardous chemical substances and foods.”
NAFDAC said that it received a notice from the office of the Vice President on May 16, 2018, in a letter dated March 29, 2018, to return to the ports.
Earlier last week, Adeyeye said that many of the youths took falsified and unregulated drugs as she recommended that NAFDAC is allowed to return to the country’s sea and airports.