The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Wednesday sealed two shops in Abuja for trading unregistered products.
The shops are situated in the Zuba Central motor park and Utako main market.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, some of the unregistered products said to be aphrodisiacs include “Hajiya Ayesha Snuff, AK47, Bulletproof, and Hajiya Aysha Maisanda.
Deputy Director, Investigation and Enforcement directorate, Mr Tamanuwa Baba, said the operation followed intelligence reports received about the shops.
Baba said, “The products are meant to boost sexual performance and some were said to have been manufactured in Ghana.
“NAFDAC laboratory analysis indicates that these products contain a chemical substance called Pyridine which is a potentially harmful to the human body.
“We found a lot of unregistered products in the two shops. We will begin immediate investigations.”
He stated that the agency took in the sales representatives in the Zuba shop pending when the owner of the shop will return from his journey.
Baba added, “We will get in touch with the owner of the shop on where he is sourcing these products from, but from the label on the products, some of them were allegedly manufactured in Ghana.
“What the sellers are saying is that these products usually make them high and some said that the product is used as an aphrodisiac.
“After the investigation, these products are going to be destroyed because they have not been registered by us.
He said similar set of products were also discovered in a shop at Utako known as Kabo Investment Limited.
“I can tell you that Pyridine which is the chemical that is contained in some of these products can cause cancer, skin irritation and even lead to death,” the deputy director said.
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