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NAFDAC Seizes 90 Cartoons Of Fake “Fidossi Spunmante” Drinks



NAFDAC Seizes 90 Cartoons Of Fake “Fidossi Spunmante” Drinks

The regulatory body (NAFDAC) has confiscated cartons of fake ”Fidossi Spunmante” drinks, an alcoholic wine, without proper registration number in Edo.

PostNaija gathered that the Assistant Director of NAFDAC in the state, Itua Esther revealed this in an interview on Saturday in Benin.

Itua stated that the seizure followed a raid on five shops at the Upper Sakponba, Mission Road, Benin City on Friday.

“Our target is Festa Spunmante, the registered brand of this specific drink is Fidossi Spunmante.

“Festa Spunmante is not registered with NAFDAC and as such has no registration number on it.

“NAFDAC is the agency that controls, regulates the exportation and importation of regulated products. This specific brand falls under food which includes what NAFDAC regulates.

“Meanwhile the company that produces this particular drink is supposed to have come through NAFDAC for proper inspection of the facility.”

“Selling of fake drinks as well as other regulated products is not on the rise because the agency is not resting on its continuous fight against fake products.

“The consumption of fake drinks could result in kidney problems,” she stated.

It also confirmed that the original price of the drink goes for N8, 000, while the fake is sold for about N5, 500 per carton.

Itua clarified that the firm was supposed to pay a specified fee for the imported food item and the brand of the drink would then be taken to the laboratory for a test.

She said the drink was typically tested for the agency to determine what the content was about and if it was considered fit to be consumed by Nigerians.

The assistant director thus counseled consumers to be watchful and ensure that they only purchase products with NAFDAC registration numbers.

She, however, called on consumers to also report suspected dealers with fake products to the nearest NAFDAC office.


Ebola: Gov’t orders ports officials to intensify surveillance



Ebola Govt orders ports officials to intensify surveillance

Nigerian Government has ordered port, health service officials and other applicable agencies at the points of entry to Nigeria to intensify surveillance towards ensuring that all travelers coming into the country are properly screened.

The Director, Media and Public Relations, Mrs. Boade Akinola, Federal Ministry of Health, made this known in an announcement issued on Friday in Abuja.

She stated that the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Abdulaziz Mashi, had issued the directive in Lagos while reviewing health facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The permanent secretary, as well as some directors from the ministry, including Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), examined the entire health facilities.

She also added that the review was to determine the level of readiness in case of an emergency following the rumor of Ebola threats in Lagos.

Abdulaziz Mashi, however, noted that the “Thermal Cameras” used to screen all incoming travelers into the country are functioning flawlessly.

He, then, reiterated Federal Government’s pledge to increase the number of cameras and deploy more manpower due to the heavy traffic at the airport.

He revealed that “more doctors, nurses and other health administrators will be sent to the port health services at International Airports for regular activities.”

The permanent secretary applauded the efforts of the Lagos State Government on readiness and surveillance system to curb the Ebola virus.

He further stated that the ministry and Lagos State Ministry of Health had been working together to prevent the importation of any disease into the country and thus called for continuous cooperation.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government described as false, the news circulating on social media networks, of a positive case of Ebola Virus Disease in the country.

More so, the Federal Ministry of Health, therefore, advised the public to neglect the rumor and also discourage the circulation of any unconfirmed information.

The ministry then said that since the reports of the outbreak of EVD in the Democratic Republic of Congo is confirmed, sensitive surveillance had been constant at various points of entry to prevent entry into Nigeria.

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NAFDAC suspends tariffs on pharmaceutical products




The Governing Council of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says it has suspended the usage of new tariffs which became effective on first June 2019.

As indicated by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), NAFDAC said this was because of pressure and to mollify desires of partners in the pharmaceutical, food as well as allied industries

As indicated by an announcement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, NAFDAC, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, the choice was reached after a long partners’ discussion meeting of the Governing Council.

The board said that the choice was however reached by the governing council of NAFDAC at a partners’ gathering held as of late in Lagos as was unveiled by the chairman of the committee, Mr. Inuwa Abdul-kadir.

“After a long partners meeting of the administering committee, it was settled that all NAFDAC partners influenced by the new tax will consequently return to payment of the old tax until further notice.

“The committee has considered generously the contributions of the partners in landing at another tax routine which will before long be discharged by the organization. Subsequent to doing all the needful, including sharpening the general population before it ends up,” Abdul-Kadir. Said.

He said that the suspension of the new duty as a result of NAFDAC’s promise to the advancement of the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the nation.

Abdul-Kadir said that the need to convey partners along in basic decision was in accordance with worldwide prescribed procedures and that NAFDAC would keep on advancing the assembling, exportation, and importation of good quality items.

“We have to advance neighborhood assembling of regulated items as a component of Federal Government purposeful endeavors to make jobs available as well as increase foreign exchange earnings

“Nigeria has the capability of creating pharmaceutical items for the local consumption and fare to West African Countries,” Abdul-Kadir said.

The chairman of the governing board focused on the requirement for NAFDAC to secure new research facility hardware, operational vehicles, and different offices to enable it to render quality and proficient administrations.

He, however, revealed that the organization will develop separate duties for the more than 35 million MSME administrators dealing on NAFDAC-directed items and furthermore guarantee that they stick carefully to administrative standards without compromise.

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Lagos State Improves On Tuberculosis Control




Lagos State Government says it has updated its Tuberculosis, TB, control intercessions so as to diminish the commonness of the sickness in the state.

As indicated by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Titilayo Goncelves who made this known on Thursday in Lagos amid an office visit to some TB Direct Observed Treatment (DOT) Centers in the state, including that the update was gone for tending to issues of HR, sputum accumulation and transportation.

She further said it was updated for information gathering, quiet development, and network sensitization also. Awareness aimed at avoidance and treatment of tuberculosis.

“We have enlisted and trained personnel who will help with information on the social affair and patient development and these incorporate, and not constrained to hack officers, contact tracers and linkage officers,” she said.

Goncalves said the facility tour of the TB DOT Centers was to empower the service to get direct data on difficulties facing each center on the TB program execution with the point of tending to them.

“The office visit had likewise given a road to pay backing visits to network pioneers and conventional rulers to look for help for the usage of the intercessions.

 “The facility visit had however also provided an avenue to pay advocacy visits to community leaders and traditional rulers to seek help for implementation of the interventions.

“Here at Iwaya Primary Health Center, various difficulties have been distinguished, including logistics with sputum transportation and workers’ disposition.

“These are being investigated as of now,” she said.

Goncalves encouraged stakeholders to put more endeavors in the drive to control and eradicate the disease.

She encouraged members of the public, in general, to look for suitable consideration on the off chance that they had side effects of prolonged cough which is accompanied by weight loss and copious sweating.

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