The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Wednesday April 5 sealed two shops in Abuja for allegedly selling unregistered products to Nigerians.
The stores are situated in the main market of Utako as well as the Zuba Central parking lot.
It was revealed that “Hajiya Ayesha Snuff, AK47, Bulletproof, and Hajiya Aysha Maisanda” are a few of the unlicensed goods claimed to be aphrodisiacs.
The operation was carried out as a result of intelligence information concerning the stores, according to Mr. Tamanuwa Baba, Deputy Director, Investigation and Enforcement Directorate, NAFDAC.
“The products are meant to boost sexual performance and some were said to have been manufactured in Ghana.
“NAFDAC laboratory analysis indicates that these products contain a chemical substance called Pyridine which is a potentially harmful to the human body.
“We found a lot of unregistered products in the two shops. We will begin immediate investigations,” he said.
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Baba said that the agency has apprehended the sales representative in the Zuba shop pending when the owner of the shop will return from his journey.
“We will get in touch with the owner of the shop on where he is sourcing these products from, but from the label on the products, some of them were allegedly manufactured in Ghana.
“What the sellers are saying is that these products usually make them high and some said that the product is used as an aphrodisiac.
“After the investigation, these products are going to be destroyed because they have not been registered by us.