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NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by milann: 5:53pm On Aug 19
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Wednesday warned Nigerians to beware of social media products even as it destroyed fake, substandard and unwholesome products worth N2, 482, 600,290.00.

Giving the warning during the destruction exercise in Shagamu, Ogun State, the Director- General of NAFDAC, Prof Christianah Adeyeye said lately the social media has been used to advertise spurious substandard, unsafe and falsified NAFDAC regulated products.

Represented by the Director of Registration and Enforcement/ Chairman, Federal Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods, Barrister Kingsley Ejiofor, she lamented that regulated products such as cosmetics, and products for enlargement of burst and buttocks have flooded the
social media.

“We are calling on members of the public to please help us to stop this. People with platforms should not allow these to be on their platforms because people who are gullible fall victims. Those are their targets. We have medicines too.“

She disclosed that most of the contact addresses used by operators and producers of those products on social media are not traceable and cannot be track or trace by NAFDAC.

“We have some bloggers who are into some of these things. They promote these products and the merchants of death. We employ members of the public to report them to us. Some of them their phone numbers cannot be traced too.”

Speaking on the unwholesome, falsified and fake products destroyed by NAFDAC, She said in the last four years over 144 raids on hawkers of drugs have been carried out across the federation and products worth over N17, 465,000 confiscated.

She further disclosed that a few weeks ago, the Agency arrested food fraudsters and mopped –up fake, unlabelled, expired, repackaged cereal products such as corn flakes, oats, coco balls among others sold in the open markets via social media platforms.

She said the products being destroyed are seized products by the agency from manufacturers, importers, distributors as well as products ordered to be destroyed by the courts.

Also, others are damaged and expired products voluntarily handed over to the Agency by compliant companies, non g government al organisations and trade unions.

Adeyeye appealed to community leaders, leaders of faith based organisations, health practitioners and the media to continue to educate their members to desist from patronising quacks and peddlers /hawkers of medicines and unwholesome foods.

The agency further appealed for the release of valuable information from members of the public to further support NAFDAC in the fight against fakers whose only desire is to make money out Nigerians’ misery.

Speaking, the Deputy Director, Investigation & Enforcement, Mr. Iluyomade Martins noted that the fight against fake and counterfeit products in the country was still an ongoing battle, adding that the agency will not relent in her efforts to stamp out fake and counterfeit products.

“The message is very clear to the people who are determined to always undermine what the government stands for in terms of giving the people safe, healthy and uncontaminated products but we have people who are determined to make money, they must always bring things that are not in line with our laws and regulations to this country.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/08/beware-of-products-advertised-on-social-media-nafdac-warns/

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by NwaNimo1(m): 10:26pm On Aug 19
The expired one's repackaged by politicians for elections 'Nko'?



Our 2020 covid palliatives will be released in 2022/2023 very expired and we go chop am!

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by tuna85: 10:26pm On Aug 19
Noted

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by drealcivilceno: 10:26pm On Aug 19
PENISgod:
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For goat

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by EXLOVER(m): 10:27pm On Aug 19
Sometimes i do wonder if those penis enlargement cream are NAFDAC registered...

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by oluwaseyi0: 10:27pm On Aug 19
PENISgod:
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Don't post rubbish

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by Babitee1(f): 10:27pm On Aug 19
Names and pictures of the product nko
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by Authoreety: 10:27pm On Aug 19
Apt
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by GeneralPula: 10:28pm On Aug 19
This is actually true..

What you ordered won’t always appear like what was shown to you before ordering..

Shine your eye

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by SamgoldBaba(m): 10:28pm On Aug 19
They should work on malaria drugs as well

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by Onyenna(m): 10:28pm On Aug 19
Ike gwuru
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by okotv(m): 10:28pm On Aug 19
Just be careful of what you buy cause when trouble start, just you and your close friends would feel it.

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by Nobody: 10:29pm On Aug 19
NAFDAC ,LAFDAC grin
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by thatsleepboy1: 10:29pm On Aug 19
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by BESTScientist1: 10:29pm On Aug 19
JUMIA matter Don tire me o. They'll put *overseas leather shoes* collect shipping fees for an "UNDERSEA-ABAMADE-NYLON-SHOE".

As I like them before to get things now dey fear me. Why write leather on a sale and send kpanda or rubber?

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by dequeenishere: 10:29pm On Aug 19
grin
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by Holadokun(m): 10:30pm On Aug 19
Nothing is Expired in this Buhari economy again grin

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by blinking001(m): 10:31pm On Aug 19
NAFDAC doing the needful since time immemorial
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by FutureHNDRxXx: 10:32pm On Aug 19
That penis guy sha. Smh cry Make God nor allow dem kill you.

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by UDOKABESTLUV(m): 10:32pm On Aug 19
God Almighty help us

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by Kawea: 10:33pm On Aug 19
angry
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by FreeStuffsNG: 10:34pm On Aug 19
milann:


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/08/beware-of-products-advertised-on-social-media-nafdac-warns/
I think there's one guy here always advertising prescription drugs here on Nairaland and the mods don't censor him.
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by bennyrazz: 10:35pm On Aug 19
PENISgod:
I come in PEACE
u are meant to know that kids also visit nairaland. Haba naaaa

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by Terrence99: 10:35pm On Aug 19
Especially those girls hawking "organic" cream. Many of those currently buying bleaching cream will die of cancer in a few years.

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Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by BluntCrazeMan: 10:36pm On Aug 19
I don't understand this
Re: NAFDAC Warns Nigerians On Products Advertised On Social Media by dfrost: 10:36pm On Aug 19
Terrence99:
Especially those girls hawking "organic" cream. Many of those currently buying bleaching cream will die of cancer in a few years.

cheesy grin

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