NAFDAC Identifies Cause Of Kano’s Strange Sickness
NAFDAC Identifies Cause Of Kano’s Strange Sickness, it has been linked to five unregistered substances brought into the state.
The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control yesterday the 31st of March presented a preparatory result of the clinical test conducted on the substances that caused the current strange illness that exists in the state.
The NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, presented the discovery to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, in Kano State.
Abba Anwar, a spokesman of the governor explained that the NAFDAC Director-General, Adeyeye told Ganduje that some of the five substances tested were poisonous and very harmful to the body.
She also stated that two of the five substances were not registered and were brought into the country illegally.
“Most of those substances are poisonous. When one ingests them, he or she would find have difficulty breathing normally. That is literally a near death experience.”
The Director-General also said that the agency was looking into the matter with all seriousness and had placed the operation of two companies on hold.
“There are currently six directorates on the issue, engaged in trying to define rational and scientific explanation to it. The substances contain Citric Acid.
“We also visited two companies that have the registered substances with them, though their substances are registered, we still placed them on hold to avoid certain things, until we have concluded our investigation,” she added.
She said when the final result was ready, the agency will present it to the state government.
In his remarks, the Governor said: “We appreciate your effort in working hand in hand with us in curbing this strange illness in the state.
“For now, the authorities are aware of the source of those substances: while we arrested many goods, we’re still searching our markets thoroughly,” he said.
Ganduje said he was delighted that the process of examining the substances was quickened by NAFDAC.
He stated that his government was building a drug market at the new Dangwauro Modern market, to cleanse the drug procurement system. (NAN)