For unwholesome practices, no fewer than 22 Bakeries and 25 sachet water factories have been shut in Maiduguri by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration, NAFDAC.
NAFDAC’s coordinator in Borno, Nasiru Mato, disclosed during a routine inspection in the city that some of the sealed factories did not meet with the Agency’s requirements while others were not registered by the agency.
“We have done a lot in terms of surveillance, investigative inspections and prompt response to consumer complaints and alerts. The Objective is to ensure that the health and safety of the public is adequately catered for.
“Recently, we embarked on serious sensitisation visits to worship centres across the state. We have visited not less than 20 Mosques and Churches to create awareness on key issues of health concern, ranging from dangers of drug abuse and how to identify fake products” , Mato explained.