Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2018

NAFDAC declares stiffer penalty for dealers of fake, illicit drugs in Nigeria.

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The Director General of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Moji Adeyeye  has proposed stiffer penalty for all drug counterfeits in the country.

Adedeye made the call in Abuja on Monday while speaking with Newsmen. She said that this penalty will serve as deterrent to other drug counterfeits.

According to Prof. Adedeye, she stated that the agency had presented a bill to the National Assembly demanding for more punitive punishments for those involved in illicit and falsified drugs.

“Fake and illicit drugs kill people and the judgment the offenders usually get is so insignificant when compared to the level of the offense committed.

“Getting judgment of months or two years’ imprisonment is not enough. “We must do everything possible to get a law in place that will recommend stiffer penalty for drug counterfeiters” she said.

According to vanguard news, the Director General noted that food and drugs were too important in human life to toy with. She pledged that NAFDAC would ensure that those dealing in fake and illicit drugs in the country would not go unpunished.

She noted  that the agency was more determined and committed than ever by putting necessary measures in place to save the life of the nation.

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