“35 Containers Of Tramadol Seized” – NAFDAC
Moji Adeyeye, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said that at least 35 containers of tramadol had been seized at various ports in the country.
Adeyeye disclosed this while speaking with NAN in Abuja on Sunday.
She said nine out of the seized containers of tramadol were released to NAFDAC by the Nigeria Customs Service and had been destroyed by her agency.
“We are seriously working with the customs on this and each time they seize any container, they usually invite us to come and see the containers with tramadol,” she said.
“So far, 35 containers were seized and only nine of them have been handed over to NAFDAC which we have destroyed.”
She, however, decried the delay by the customs in handing over the rest of the containers to her agency.
According to Adeyeye, who is also a professor of pharmacology, the drug destroys children’s brain thereby threatening the future generation of the nation.
She lauded the present administration for placing an embargo on codeine, which she said, like tramadol, should only be given only by prescription as done in advanced country.
The Director General said that NAFDAC was more determined and committed than ever to stem the menace of illicit and fake drugs in the country.
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