Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, has disclosed that 35 containers of tramadol have been siezed at various ports in the country.
while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, Adeyeye disclosed that nine out of the seized containers of tramadol were released to NAFDAC by the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), and had been destroyed by her agency.
“We are seriously working with the custom on this and each time they seize any container, they usually invite us to come and see the containers with tramadol.
“So far, 35 containers were seized and only nine of them have been handed over to NAFDAC which we have destroyed,” she said.
Adeyeye disclosed that tramadol was abused by Nigerian youths who use it without prescription despite the fact that the drug was prohibited.
The professor of pharmacology stated that the drug destroys children’s brain thereby truncating the future generation of the nation.
Naija News gathered that she applauded the present administration for placing a ban on codeine, which she said, like tramadol, should only be given only by prescription as done in advanced country.
The agency, according to Adeyeye, was more determined and committed than ever to stem the menace of illicit and fake drugs in the country.
Source: Naija News