Expired drugs worth over N100m destroyed in Adamawa

Austin Ajayi, Yola

Expired Drugs worth over N100 million have been destroyed in Adamawa state by Nigeria Pharmaceutical council.

The expired drugs were mopped up from various pharmaceutical and patent medicine stores across the state.

Deputy speaker of Adamawa state House of Assembly, Mr. Pwamakaino Mackondo who represented the speaker supervised the destruction of the expired drugs.

The speaker commended the pharmaceutical council of Nigeria, Adamawa state chapter for not allowing these expired drugs get back to the market particularly in the rural areas.

He noted that if these drugs get to the end users it will not only affect health of our people but also increase the insecurity currently being faced in the state.

Also speaking the Adamawa state NDLEA commander, Mr. Femi Agbolu said the drugs if allowed in circulation may be susceptible to abuse.

Stressing that every negative action is influenced by drugs adding that the Drugs being destroyed today can be used as influencer not only to the youths but some politicians who may want to cause problems during elections.

Earlier, the state Chairman of Phrmmacital council of Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Talba said the drugs were seized from stands across the state as part of the efforts to get rid of expired and fake drugs from our community.

He advice members of the public to always check the expiration date on any medicine they are buying while he also urged owners of pharmaceutical and patent medicine stores to stop displaying expired drugs on their stand

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