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Fake Drugs: BASG Collaborates with NAFDAC to Fight Menace

By Betty Earland, Bauchi

The Bauchi state government has expressed its desire to join forces with the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in the fight against fake, substandard, and expired chemicals in the state.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Agriculture Barrister Jidauna Tula Mbami at a one-day sensitisation workshop organized by NAFDAC in collaboration with the State Agricultural Development Programme and Agro inputs dealers union held in Bauchi.

Mbami described NAFDAC’s effort as commendable, just as he said the move would go a long way towards eradicating the circulation of fake and expired chemicals across markets and other places.

Mbami who was represented by a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alhaji Yakubu Jibrin Abdullahi, Barrister Jidauna Mbami said the effort would assist in educating farmers to understand and patronize genuine dealers as well as purchase original products and chemicals for the growth and development of the Agricultural sector in the state.

He, therefore, called on the participants to make good use of the knowledge acquired to achieve success to ensure food security.

Earlier, the programme Manager BSADP, Alhaji Abubakar Jafaru Ilelah, said the aim of the training was to ensure total eradication of fake and expired Agro chemicals in the markets and other places.

In their remarks, the NAFDAC State Coordinator Mrs. Josephine Dayihim, and State Coordinator Standard Organization of Nigeria, Malam Murtala Malami Sa’ad promised to continue enlightening members of the public on the dangers of fake and substandard Agrochemicals.

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