NIGERIA – The Director General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera, and his counterpart at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, have concluded plans to fight the menace of counterfeit and adulterated products in Nigeria.

Key areas of the discussion focused on mutual collaboration for a more robust protection in the food and drug sector, and the urgent need for broad, focused, and strategic intervention in adulteration and counterfeiting and many others.

A statement from CPC said the resolutions were reached during Irukere’s visit Adeyeye in Abuja.

The agencies were said to have described the menace of adulteration and counterfeiting as major threats to their respective mandates, as substandard goods not only violate statutory standards, but also endanger lives, and erode consumer confidence.

The duo promised to jointly deploy the assets and resources at their disposal to address these menace.

The meeting further identified other opportunities for cooperation, and agreed that follow-up meetings as well as good structure for joint project execution will be vigorously pursued for the interest of consumers.

They both expressed confidence that the resolutions reached at the meeting will go a long way in addressing questions of quality and standards in the industry, which will be to the benefit of consumers.

The Guardian Nigeria