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Most Of The Sanitizers In Nigeria Are Fake-Federal Government

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Efforts by Nigerians to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection through the use of hand sanitizer might be futility after all.

This is following revelations by that about 63 per cent of alcohol-based hand sanitisers in circulation are not registered and may not be genuine.

This much was revealed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Thursday, July 16.

PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha who spoke at the PTF briefing in Abuja said that the Minister of Health had issued an advisory to the public to procure pharmaceutical products from credible sources.

 

The SGF said: “As part of the non-pharmaceutical measures, we recommended in line with global practice, the use of hand sanitizers. Ordinarily, that ought to stimulate local production because of increased demand.

 

“We regret to inform you that following a survey conducted by the Nigeria Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) to check the influx of substandard goods, it was revealed that 63 per cent of alcohol-based sanitizers in Abuja does not have NAFDAC registration numbers. There could also be similar situations around the country.

 

“The PTF appeals to the patriotic spirit of Nigerians and request that they desist from manufacturing sub-standard goods which could further endanger other unsuspecting Nigerians who innocently purchase them.”

 

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