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NAFDAC Boss Unhappy With Light Punishment For Drug Traffickers

Professor Mojisola Adeyeye

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye has frowned at light punishment that is usually given to drug traffickers and importers of illegal drugs into the country.
Addressing newsmen today, November 11 in Abuja, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye said: “it breaks my heart that a sentence of five years imprisonment or N250,000 fine is given to someone that is trafficking Tramadol that is killing our youths, destroying homes and casting shadows on the future of Nigeria.
“I am pleading with the judiciary to look at the consequences of narcotic on our homes and review the sentences.”
The NAFDAC boss expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for its support in terms of equipment, even as she announced that 12 different individuals were caught with a large amount of substandard and falsified medicine, some of which have been destroyed.
She explained that substandard and falsified medical products worth more than N3 billion were destroyed between November 2017  and November 2018.
“The agency in conjunction with the Nigeria Customs Service has begun the destruction of seized consignments of substandard and falsified medical products especially Tramadol.
“A total of 24 containers of the products have been destroyed.”