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Whistleblower policy : NAFDAC proposes against substandard drugs business


Umar Abdullahi, Jos





The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has proposed a whistleblowing clause that would help to expose expired, fake, substandard medicines and unwholesome regulated products sellers.


The North Central Coordinator, NAFDAC, Mrs Josephine Dayilim made the disclosure while speaking with our correspondence in Jos yesterday.


Dayilim explained that there would be an incentive to whistleblowers that led to the confiscation of expired, fake, counterfeit and substandard drugs and products.



She added that if it is found out that the information given out is false and probably with the intention of diverting the attention of the agency and allow unscrupulous elements to fill the market with fake products, such person‎ would be handed over to the enforcement directorate of the agency for further interrogation. 



She said that the agency is also advocating for a new law that would seek life term jail and confiscation of assets upon conviction from fake and counterfeit drugs vendors.



"The current law stipulates a fine of N500, 000 or 15 year jail term for fake drugs sellers, but NAFDAC felt the punishment is mere compare to the harmful effects of fake drugs." she stressed.




The coordinator noted that  the law also proposed compensation for the victims where counterfeit products is found to be the proximate cause of severe bodily injury, as well to make counterfeiting a non-bailable offence.

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