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NAFDAC uncovers, confiscates fake cosmetics, drugs, others in Abuja

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have confiscated counterfeit cosmetics and drugs uncovered during raids on several popular supermarkets in Abuja, including Sahad Stores and H-Medix in Wuse 2 and Gwarinpa.


Counterfeit cosmetics, including fake NIVEA products, Jik bleach, Harpic toilet cleaner, and Airwick room freshener, were discovered at Sahad Stores, H-Medix, and various markets.

Also, counterfeit drugs were seized at Utako market.

The total value of the seized goods amounted to N50 million, with counterfeit NIVEA products alone valued at N45 million.

The enforcement team also targeted markets in Garki, Wuse, Utako, Kugbo, Nyanya, and Mararaba, leading to the seizure of counterfeit products.

NAFDAC Head of Investigation and Enforcement/Federal Taskforce, FCT, Abuja, Mr. Embugushiki-Musa Godiya, expressed concern over the sale of substandard products, particularly counterfeit NIVEA cream, which was being sold at higher prices than approved products.

He emphasised the health risks posed by such counterfeit goods, including the potential for cancer, kidney damage, and skin rashes.

“NAFDAC reaffirms its commitment to rooting out counterfeit syndicates and safeguarding public health,” the statement read.


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