NAFDAC Shutdowns 25 Illegal Water Factories in Kwara
By Kaosara Olayemi Oladimeji
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has announced the closure of 25 water-producing plants in Kwara State.
NAFDAC’s Kwara Coordinator, Azikiwe Kenneth, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He stated that the agency shut down five unlawful packaged water production factories that were operating without the agency’s authority, as well as making several arrests.
Kenneth revealed that the suspects were apprehended in the act and admitted to operating without NAFDAC registration numbers prior to the production.
Coincidentally, he added, one of the accused was also making packaged water in his residence.
The coordinator said that an additional 20 registered packaged water manufacturing factories were sealed for failing to meet the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements of producing quality standards.
Azikiwe stated that everybody involved will be sanctioned inline with the NAFDAC regulations and according to the country’s law.
“I wish to call on the good people of the state to always look out for the NAFDAC registration number on the sachet and bottled water, batch information, and date markings.
“This is to avoid falling victim to the nefarious activities of these bad elements. Also, this caution applies to all NAFDAC registration products,” he cautioned.
The NAFDAC official appealed to people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the Kwara State office of the agency.