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NAFDAC Nabs Merchants of Dangerous Chemicals that Killed Three in Kano

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NAFDAC Nabs Merchants of Dangerous Chemicals that Killed Three in Kano

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has apprehended producers of the dangerous chemicals that killed three persons in Kano State after consuming an adulterated Flavoured drink even as it warned Nigerians against the use of chemicals to enhance food and drinks.

The Agency also warned Nigerians against using chemicals and additives to enhance the taste of foods or drinks, stressing that such practices could result in severe illness and even death.

In a press statement made available to Newsmen, the Director-General of NAFDAC, ProfEssor Mojisola Adeyeye, said the Agency would stop at nothing to ensure that only safe food and other regulated products are available in the market for consumption and use by Nigerians.

Speaking on the recent incident in Kano where three people reportedly died as a result of their consumption of dangerous chemicals used as additives in a flavoured drink, she disclosed that a preliminary result had been submitted to the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

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Adeyeye regretted that three fatalities were recorded with many people having their health compromised.

Throwing light into the Kano incident, she explained that six directorates of the Agency immediately swung into action to unravel the mystery behind the sad event, adding that internal checks revealed that only two of the five flavoured drinks identified in the incidence were registered by NAFDAC while three were not on the Agency’s database.
Adeyeye further explained that they also brought an additive that was kept in a transparent freezer bag. There was another unknown chemical that was sold as a food additive.

She emphasized that the chemical did not pass through NAFDAC as there are no records at the Chemical Evaluation and Research Directorate to suggest that permission was given to anyone to import the chemical into the country while internal checks at the Ports Inspection Directorate revealed that the chemical was not imported through the ports.

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NDLEA Busts Abuja-Based Sisters, Others Selling Illicit Substances

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NDLEA Busts Abuja-Based Sisters, Others Selling Illicit Substances

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) has arrested an online drug trafficking group that sells intoxicated cookies, cakes, brownies and other illicit substances to residents of Abuja and beyond.
In a statement disclosed the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi read in part “As a result, five members of the organised drug criminal group were arrested during sting operations carried out between Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2021 by officers of the FCT Command of the agency during which different brands of illicit drugs were recovered from them.
“The nabbed drug dealers include Queen Nvene, Collins Ozoemena, Samson Peter, Chika Nvene and Habila Musa.
“The group specialises in clandestine production of drug-based cookies, brownies and other edibles; markets and sells same online through Twitter and Instagram handles.

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“It also markets and sells all types of marijuana, Arizona, Colorado and Loud, among other illicit drugs, online.”
According to the NDLEA spokesman, one of the Nvenes produces drugged cookies and brownies and sells same on Instagram,Ozoemena sells all types of illicit drugs, especially Loud and skunk, online.
Peter was said to be the manager of SK Express Courier Company, which manages motorcycles and dispatch riders to deliver illicit drugs from Ozoemena and drugged edibles from Queen and Chika, who are sisters.
He further stated, “Members of the cartel operate from different locations within the Federal Capital Territory, but operate as a network.

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NDLEA Intercepts 75.8kg of Cannabis in Ondo, Rivers

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intercepted 75.8kg of cannabis in Ondo and Rivers states.

The agency made the disclosure in a statement issued by NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja. He said that operatives of the agency in Ondo state intercepted and seized 60 kilogrammes of cannabis, following a tip-off. Babafemi said that during the operation, a 29-year-old man was arrested in Matado street, Akure, Akure South Local Government Area of the state. Babafemi quoted the acting Commander of NDLEA in Ondo State, Callys Alumona, as saying that the location was raided at 9:45 pm. and that the suspect was arrested when he was about to evacuate the consignment outside the state.

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Similarly, Babafemi said that another drug dealer and suspected armed robber was also arrested by officers of Rivers command of the agency in Iroko village. He said that 15.8 kilogrammes of cannabis and 16 SIM cards were recovered from him. Babafemi quoted the NDLEA Commander in Rivers, Rachael Shelleng, as saying that further investigation would unravel other criminal activities perpetrated by the suspect.

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NAFDAC Sensitises MSMEs on Product Registration, Value Addition

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NAFDAC Sensitises MSMEs on Product Registration, Value Addition

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced a nationwide sensitisation campaign on product registration and value addition for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise operators.

Speaking at a one-day sensitisation workshop organised by the agency in collaboration with Yobe State Government in Damaturu, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye reiterated the critical role of MSMEs in economy.

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A statement issued by Sayo Akintola, NAFDAC Resident Media Consultant on Sunday said the DG was represented by the NAFDAC Zonal Director, North-East, Bukar Usman.
Adeyeye explained that value addition entailed transforming or converting raw materials into finished or semi-finished products, while maintaining product quality.
She added that at the end of the sensitisation, NAFDAC hoped to increase the number of people engaged in adding value to their products by registering them with NAFDAC to safeguard the health of the public.
The NAFDAC D.G maintained that this would have a multiplier effect on the individual families, the economy of the communities and also the state as a whole by improving its internally generated revenue.

The DG urged over 700 participating MSMEs and scores of groups at the event to always deal with the agency directly in getting their products registered, as opposed to going through various consultants and middlemen.
She explained that consultants and middlemen had been the reason for the increasing problems and high cost of registration faced by the MSMEs to get their products registered.

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