The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Saturday launched a campaign against hawking of counterfeit and sub-standard drugs in Kaduna Metropolis motor parks and environs.

While delivering his speech on the dangers of drug hawking at the flag-off campaign ceremony at Kawo Central Motor Park in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State, NAFDAC coordinator, Mr. Kenneth Azikiwe said since the resumption of the present Director General, DG, Dr. Paul Orhii, he has introduced cutting edge technologies and established local government desk offices nationwide to curb the menace of drug hawking.

 He  represented by the Chief Regulatory Officer, Monsukolu Nzekwe, he said, most of the hawked drugs are expired and unregistered drugs that are smuggled into the country through illegal means, adding that, many of them have already lost their efficacy, quality, purity and strength.  He urged members of the public to patronize only registered drugs outlets, which he said can only guarantee genuine drugs.

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