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    NAFDAC Confiscates N12m Worth of Sexual Enhancement Drugs in Sokoto

    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated cartons of sexual enhancement medications valued at N12 million in Sokoto.

    The Sokoto State Coordinator of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mr. Garba Adamu, informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that the agency’s patrol team made the seizures during routine surveillance operations conducted across markets in Sokoto and its environs.

    Adamu indicated that the products were not registered, highly unsafe due to hazardous ingredients used in the formulations, and visually unappealing due to the explicit use of pornographic images on the packaging.

    He earnestly requested the public to refrain from purchasing such products from unlicensed establishments and instead patronize registered and safe products from authorized outlets.

    “We also call on the general public to always report hawkers and dealers of such products to NAFDAC, as well as report any adverse reactions they may get from taking such products or any other regulated products.

    “Some marketers are in the habit of dumping expired or about-to-expire products in markets in Sokoto and environs, while some are taken to border markets and rural areas for consumption,” he said.

    The coordinator cautioned traders to refrain from selling adulterated, counterfeit, unregistered, or expired goods to the public. NAFDAC will continue to enforce these regulations at all times.

    The operation was also expanded to include agrochemical and cosmetic stores as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to guarantee the availability of high-quality and authentic products in the market.

    He strongly advised Nigerians to consistently verify the NAFDAC registration levels, as well as the manufacturing and expiration dates of products prior to their usage.

    Adamu expressed his gratitude to sister agencies, law enforcement agencies, traders’ associations, individuals, and groups for their unwavering support in assisting NAFDAC in its mission to safeguard public health.

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