Bayo Akomolafe Some pharmaceutical products valued at N353.03 billion ($751.14 million) have been imported from four European countries to Nigeria in the last one year.
The imports increased by 95.12 per cent in 2020 from $78.29 million to $751.14 million as Nigeria was avoiding its major supplier, India, over fake drugs. In 2020 alone, 133 containers of imported unregistered pharmaceutical products were seized at the Lagos Port complex by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
It was learnt that the pharmaceutical products were falsely declared in order to evade National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control’s (NAFDAC) examination…
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