The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger on Saturday said that it has seized expired toiletries and detergents worth about a million Naira at a warehouse in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Anikoh Ibrahim, the State Coordinator of NAFDAC, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen said the seizure followed a call from concerned citizens.
He said that the agency got information that the consignments were being discharged at a warehouse in Gwada, Shiroro Local Government Area of the state.
He said though they were not able to get the trailer but they succeeded in seizing some of the goods, adding that these included 50 cartons of Zip detergent, 35 cartons of Everyday Sanitary Pad and 20 cartons of Morning Fresh.
Others included 15 cartons of Venus hair cream and nine cartons of Elephant Gold wash.
He explained that the items would have found their way into the market and subsequently, in the homes of unsuspecting consumers.
The NAFDAC State Coordinator said that some of the products expired two years ago, other expired as far back as six years back, adding the agency has commenced investigations to unravel the warehouse owner.
Ibrahim urged residents of the state to check for production and expiring dates of any product before purchase and report to the nearest security agency in case of breach.