The National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned against misleading advertisement of regulated products by manufacturers without the approval of the agency.
The Southwest Zonal Director of the agency, Mrs Roseline Ajayi, gave the warning during a stakeholders’ meeting in Osogbo.
Ajayi, who noted that product registration with the agency was not the same with advertisement approval, said any manufacturer caught in any advertisement, contrary to approval would be severely sanctioned.
She said that the time had come to address illegal advertisements which had given unethical practices and exploitation of unsuspecting Nigerians.
Ajayi also warned manufacturers against sale of products laced with psychoactive substances, which had the capacity to destroy vital organs of the body.
She said that any manufacturer caught with unregistered and deadly products would be dealt with in line with the law.
Ajayi said that NAFDAC would continue to work towards its mission in safeguarding public health.