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Seme Customs Destroys N100M Expired Drugs

By Ajibola Abayomi,

June 20, 2018.

Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command, has destroyed seized expired medicament with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N100 million at Seme command.

According to the Seme helmsman, Mohammed Aliyu Alhaji said the expired medicament and other items were some of the items in the government warehouse at the command

His comment was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent by Saidu Nuruddeen Abdullahi, Customs Public Relations Officer Seme Area Command.

The Controller disclosed that the expired and hazardous medicament seized and destroyed has a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of One Hundred and Two Million, Four Hundred and Eighty Eight Three Hundred Naira (102,488,300).

The Comptroller Alhaji supervised the destruction of the product in company of the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Christiana Adeyeye and Director Ports Inspection Directorate of the Agency, Professor Samson Adebayo.

Alhaji noted that the destruction exercise was in compliance with the service extant laws where the relevant agencies like NAFDAC, NDLEA and SON were principal witness.

The destroyed mendicant included: Tramadol caps and tabs, Codeine, Diazepam tabs, Analgen injection, Medik- 55 paracentamol with caffeine, Mosquito coils, Dexamethasone tabs, expired rice, expired fertilizer and among others.


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