Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to return to the ports immediately, the agency says.

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This comes after the agency’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, partly attributed drug abuse among youths to the unlawful importation of certain banned substances.

According to NAFDAC, this directive to return to the ports was to effectively control the importation of unregulated products, falsified and substandard drugs, unwholesome foods, narcotic drugs and hazardous chemical substances and foods.

“NAFDAC in collaboration with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and with the active support of the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, and the Ministry of Transport, has been returned to the seaports and borders to effectively control importation of unregulated products, falsified and substandard drugs, unwholesome foods, narcotic drugs and hazardous chemical substances and foods,” it said in a statement.

“NAFDAC received the notice on May 16, 2018, in a letter dated March 29, 2018, from the office of the Vice-President, as part of the PEBEC reforms.”