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Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates has it that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has finally unsealed the Eziukwu Road Market in Aba, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with its leadership which promised not to allow people use the location as fake products manufacturing centres.
Recall that earlier in the week, NAFDAC officials from the agency’s regional headquarters in Enugu stormed the market, sealing it off and barring customers and store owners from entering. They were looking into allegations of high-level product adulteration by some vendors who were allegedly using their stores as production facilities for phoney consumables.
According to the agency’s officials, the three day raid on the Eziukwu/ Cementry Road market was to flush out suspected manufacturers of counterfeit items and reaching an understanding with the leadership of the market towards checkmating its users activities, in the fake products manufacturing business.
Business activities at the market were disrupted with no fewer than 300 shops and business premises sealed while 15 fake products manufacturers got apprehended by NAFDAC officials.
A spokesperson of the traders’ association, Chukwuma Alutu, in a statement, revealed that top on the terms of the MoU, was an agreement for NAFDAC operatives to carry out similar raids in future without any prior information to both the leadership and users of the market.
In another report, the accreditation of the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) to graduate medical students has been restored by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
This is coming about three years after the accreditation was withdrawn by the council.
This was disclosed to the Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Ngozi Okoronkwo, on Friday, after the Accreditation Team of the MDCN, who had been in Abia to inspect the state of facilities and other prerequisites had concluded their visit and reached a verdict.