Fake drugs: FG to relocate wholesalers
The Federal Government has concluded plans to relocate wholesalers of drugs and medicines from all over Lagos to a central location, where their activities can be monitored.
A statement from the Federal Ministry of Health yesterday said, the Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole disclosed this at the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu during his advocacy visit to the traditional ruler.
The visit was part of the minister’s working visit to Lagos State for the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines.
“We do not want a situation where anybody brings drugs and keeps it in the house, in the store, or in the farm and distribute. We thought that we should implement a decision, where we will bring these drugs to a central location where everybody will know what is happening there. We can monitor quality and government can also tax Adewole said.
The Minister said his visit was to solicit support of the traditional ruler in his bid to fast-track implementation. He hailed the Coordinated Warehouse Centres policy, which he inherited from his predecessor saying he was committed to implementing it.
He said the policy was also taking off in Aba, Onitsha and Kano and hinted at the possibility of adding more cities in the future. them,”