The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC is to begin a Pidgin English programme on radio and television to enlighten Nigerians on the consequences of illicit acts in health sector.
The Agency’s Director-General, Mojisola Adeyeye who announced this in in Abuja said the idea became necessary following the high level of illiteracy among some Nigerians on the use of some chemicals in food processing.
She said that it was also to raise awareness and enlightenment campaign to stop all the unhealthy activities in the health sector.
The NAFDAC Boss who expressed dismay over the alleged use of bleaching detergent for cassava processing to induce ‘whiteness of fufu and gaari’ admonished the perpetrators to desist as it portends great danger to the health of the consumers.
On the allegations of poultry farmers using detergents as a supplement for their birds, Adeyeye said that the agency would beam its searchlight on it to ensure that the health of the nation is safeguarded.
She added that the post marketing surveillance activities of the agency would now be reviewed to ensure the staff of the department go out for inspection on quarterly basis.