The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed off fake cosmetics factory in Benue State.
Men of task force on counterfeit products of the agency, who stormed the factories located in Makurdi also picked up a distributor of fake product at Nala, headquarters of Gwer West Local Government Area at the weekend.
Leader of the team and NAFDAC’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Enforcement Operations, Mr. Uche Chidi, said that the special operation was based on a tip off.
According to him, “we are here because our office in Lagos State received an information about the suspected activities by some people in Makurdi, which have now been confirmed.”
“On arrival at this place, we discovered the production of counterfeit and unregistered products in the range of body lotion, hair food and conditioners, creams, jellies and perfumes.”
“We discovered that all the products being produced here in Makurdi had Lagos and Onitsha addresses and without date markings while some had no addresses.
“It took the diligence of the task force to unravel and trace this production site because none of the products had a genuine address for anyone to trail the manufacturers.”