JUST IN: NAFDAC Issues Stern Warning to Manufactures, Importers to Stop Supplying Drugs to Sabon Gari Market, Others

Medicine dealers, manufacturers and importers have been directed to cease supplying drugs to Sabon Gari Market and Niger Street, both in Kano State.

The directive was handed in to prevent the circulation of Substandard and falsified medicines in the market.

Any organization found not complying with the directive risks losing the site license and product license, a statement warned.

In the press statement on Sunday, the dealers were directed to vacate the Sabon Gari Market and Niger Street and relocate to the Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Dangwauro in Kano.

Issuing the directive, termed “Urgent Call to Action”, the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) told the dealers to “Please Recall the Last Judgement Delivered by The Court of Appeal Ordering Kano Medicine Dealers to Vacate Niger

Street/Sabon Gari market And to Relocate to The Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Dangwauro, Kano”.

In part, the statement read, NAFDAC and PCN hereby warn manufacturers, importers, company representatives, and all distributors to from this very moment cease supplying, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other regulated medical products to facilities or companies in Niger Street, Sabon Gari Market, or elsewhere outside the Coordinated Wholesale Centre in Dangwauro, Kano State.

This is to ensure good distribution of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, etc., and prevent circulation of

Substandard and falsified medicines in the market. Any company found doing this risks losing the site license as well as the product license.

Retailers, hospitals and others should also take note”.

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