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NAFDAC raids popular supermarkets in Abuja, seizes counterfeit products worth N50 million

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) executed a series of raids across popular shopping outlets in Abuja in a bid to curb the circulation of counterfeit products.

Among the targeted establishments were Sahad stores, H-Medix branches in Wuse 2 and Gwarinpa, 3rd Avenue, as well as Utako market.

During the raids, NAFDAC officials uncovered a cache of counterfeit cosmetics at H-Medix and seized fake drugs at Utako market.

Mr. Godiya expressed alarm at the discovery of substandard NIVEA cream and other cosmetics being sold at inflated prices compared to NAFDAC-approved products.

Highlighting the health risks posed by counterfeit products, Mr. Godiya warned of potential consequences such as cancer, kidney damage, and skin rashes.

He reiterated NAFDAC’s unwavering commitment to upholding quality standards and vowed to apprehend individuals involved in the illegal importation and sale of counterfeit goods.

Mr. Godiya urged consumers to prioritize safety by scrutinizing product labels for NAFDAC registration numbers and refraining from purchasing items from unlicensed vendors.

He emphasized the importance of vigilance in ensuring the integrity of consumer products, urging Nigerians to remain cautious and discerning in their purchasing decisions.