(NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to be cautious of taking cup of tea from tea vendors, popularly known as `Maishayi’.
NAFDAC warns Nigerians against `Maishayi’ tea
By our correspondent
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to be cautious of taking cup of tea from tea vendors, popularly known as `Maishayi’.
Director-General NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, gave the warning in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Abuja.
Adeyeye said the move was necessary following the information the agency received that Maishayi now mix intoxicating drugs in the tea prepared for customers.
She mentioned intoxicating drugs such as tramadol, Vieteling, Marijuana among others, were some of the drugs listed by Adeyeye.
She added that people could lose their lives after taking tea mixed with such drugs.
Adeyeye said: “In the US, lots of people are dying because of these medicines. How can such medicines mix with palm wine in the name of getting high in Nigeria?
“There are some medicines you cannot take if you have cardiovascular problem.”
The agency was working toward collaborating with the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) to check for quality medicine in orthodox and herbal, the director-general said .
The idea is necessary since NIPRD specialises on research and the purpose is to safeguard health of the nation, she added.
She, however, called on people to desist from harmful medicine in the name of power enhancement no matter what.