Kano intercepts 145 cartoons of expired, illicit drugs
By Rafi’atu Dahiru Minjibir
Kano State Government has said that it has intercepted 145 cartoons of expired and illicit drugs stored in a warehouse located at Niger Street in Fagge Local Government Area of state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa disclosed this shortly after the operation by the Joint State Taskforce on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods the Miscellaneous Committee and The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The commissioner, who was represented by the Director Pharmaceutical Services of the ministry, further explained that the drug includes vitamin drugs, multivitamin and diabetes drugs and others estimated to cost about N150 million.
He then restated the committee efforts to continue to collaborate with all the relevant stakeholders in the state in order to curb the menace of fake and illicit drugs in the state.
The commissioner also pointed out that already the committee has successfully identified the owner and has since been handed over to the magistrate for legal action and further scrutiny.
He therefore enjoined all and sundry to complement government efforts in this direction and save the lives and property of the people, by reporting to the committee of any syndicate action that involves the use of drugs or any consumables for immediate response, according to Ismail Garba Gwammaja, the spokesman of the ministry.