NAFDAC strengthens collaboration with Nigeria Customs Service

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NAFDAC strengthens collaboration with Nigeria Customs Service

NAFDAC has intensified collaboration with the Nigeria Customs Service for protection of Nigerians against importation of unwholesome products.


NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Christiana Adeyeye, who led a delegation of the Agency to Seme boder for a courtesy visit to NCS Seme Area controller, Mr Mohammade Aliyu, stressed the need for effective working relationship between NAFDAC and NCS to the benefit of Nigerians.


According to a NAFDAC statement made available to NAN on Wednesday in Abuja, Prof. Adeyeye commended the existing cordial relationship between NAFDAC and customs at the border.


She emphasized the need to properly secure the nation’s entry port in collaboration with all relevant agencies to ensure that only wholesome products were imported into the country.


Prof. Adeyeye noted that the seriousness of the efforts to tackle importation of “unwholesome, substandard and falsified’’ food and drugs into Nigeria necessitated greater cooperation between Agencies at the ports.


Receiving the NAFDAC Boss, Mr Aliyu assured NAFDAC of NCS support in the Seme border area to help the Agency achieve its mandate.


The DG and her host Mohammed jointly witnessed destruction exercise of products worth N101,732,500.00 which was intercepted by operatives of the two agencies during  joint operations at Seme Border.


The products destroyed included mosquitoes coils, Rice, drugs and other unwholesome products confiscated at the border.


Some drugs confiscated by officials of NCS were also handed  over  to  NAFDAC.


While in Seme, ,Prof Adeyeye also visited NAHCO officials and urged for  more collaboration  to allow  NAFDAC officials operate at the  airport  to prevent fake drugs  from being imported into the country through the  Airports.



Biola Lawal

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