During the presentation of awards for the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Consumer Safety Club winners among Secondary schools for 2015 competition, at the conference Hall of the Federal Secretariat, Akure the NAFDAC Coordinator for Ondo state, Mr. Wole Ojo has disclosed the seizure of food items and cosmetics worth thousands of Naira in a recent raid in some supermarkets and stores in Akure, the Ondo state capital,  Ojo has said that the seized items were either without NAFDAC numbers or without expiry dates expressing surprise that the items were seized from leading stores that people trust to be selling genuine products. The coordinator said with the seizure, consumers should be patient when making shopping of items and check for necessary information on items before buying them in order to safe guides their health. He said apart from confiscating the items, owners of retail outlets from where the items were seized were fined various sums of money as a way to warn them. Ojo during the presentation of prizes to winners in both senior and junior secondary schools categories said the agency’s operations are hampered by lack of logistics and commitment on the part of some personnel that were engaged to monitor and enforce rules.
The coordinator also berated lack of faithfulness on personnel manning NAFDAC desks in Local Government Areas, saying the agency has received complaints of extortion by officers from people in various local government areas.
“Ordinarily, these NAFDAC desk officers in local governments were expected to bring services and enforcement closer to the grassroots, but the myriads of complaints that we received on a daily basis made us to close their operations in councils.


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