The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has today, Wednesday closed down 24 bakeries in Maiduguri for operating without licences.
The seal off was made known by the Coordinator of the agency in Borno, Mr Nasiru Mato, while he addressed journalists in Maiduguri.
The bakeries were shutdown for their non-compliance with standard operational guidelines and failure to renew their licences, Mato explained.
He also said some of the bakeries were sealed as a result of poor sanitation and lack of good hygiene practices.
According to Mato, the affected bakeries to are Nurul Aini, Nice Bread, D Boss, Save the Nation, Albarka, Ever-Nice and Aljazeera, among others.
“Some of them are not registered by NAFDAC; they operate with fake label, product name and addresses.
“We have about 300 bakeries in the state, we embarked on comprehensive campaign to ensure that they comply with our guidelines in order to check circulation of unwholesome products and protect public health,” the coordinator said.