NAFDAC Uncovers Fake Animal Medicine Industry In Bichi LG, Kano
The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC says it has uncover fake Animal drugs factory at Bichi local Government Area of Kano state.
NAFDAC Coordinator in Kano, Alhaji Shaba Mohammad stated this while briefing journalists when he lead officials of the agency who raided and recovered the fake products at the illegal factory in bichi town.
He said NAFDAC had been trailing the culprits for the past six months when they saw the products in circulation at sabon Gari market in Kano.
Alhaji Shaba Mohammad said the alleged manufacturer of the counterfeit products named Mohammad Jamilu sani has been producing the products for the past twelve months without NAFDAC registration number, and have never conducted any laboratory test on the drugs he locally produced, yet he tagged fake NAFDAC registration number on the products .
He explained that after gathering intelligence report from their personnel they were able to locate the fake factory, which lead to the raid.
The Coordinator said investigation was currently ungoing, saying NAFDAC would conduct laboratory test on the counterfeit products to ascertain the level of damage the products have been causing on Animals in the last twelve Months ,aimed at taking lawful acts on the manufacturer.
Alhaji Shaba Mohammad charged lawful Drug dealers to beware of patronizing products from manufacturers that do not have genuine NAFDAC registration number, adding the agency would not relent in fishing out illegal manufacturers of fake drugs adding they have no hiding place in Kano.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the raid the alleged manufacturer Mohammad Jamil sani who claimed to be a higher National Diploma Holder on Animal health and prediction technology at Audi bako college of Agriculture Kano.
He said he was producing counterfeit drugs without NAFDAC registration number, and have never conducted any laboratory test on the drugs and injectables he produces.
“I do not have any register neither do I conduct any laboratory test on the products I produces, I am actually guilty of what I have been, I hope authorities would be consider my ignorance”
Mohammad Jamil Sani said he had never received any information of negative impact on his products on Animals.
He regretted the illegal manufacturing of the fake and unregistered Animal medicine he had been engaged in,for the past twelve months, adding that he had producing thirty seven cartons of the counterfeit drugs weekly for the past one year.