The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Monday said it would involve youth corps members in its campaign to rid the country of fake and counterfeit drugs.
The Director General of the agency, Mr Paul Orhii, said this at the inauguration of the NYSC Community Development Service Group in Kaduna.
He said the agency would engage the corps members because they had the energy and capacity to reach out to and mobilise all strata of the society to join the campaign.
Represented by Alhaji Abubakar Jimoh, the Director, Special Duties of the agency, Orhii said fighting counterfeiting of regulated products was one of the greatest challenges facing regulatory agencies all over the world.
“With globalisation, different aspects of production are handled by a vast network of companies across different countries, this poses great challenges with respect to quality and safety of regulated products.’’