X Users Remember Late Dora Akunyili After NAFDAC Busts Fake Wine Factories

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X Users Remember Late Dora Akunyili After NAFDAC Busts Fake Wine Factories

X users reflect on the impact of late Professor Dora Akunyili as National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) successfully dismantles fake wine factories in Eziukwu Market (Cemetery Market) Aba.

Remembering the former NAFDAC boss, who passed away in 2014, the users applauded Dora Akunyili for her relentless efforts to combat counterfeit products. Notably, she assumed the role in 2001, swiftly reducing the circulation of fake drugs in Nigeria from 80% to 17% by 2006.

Akunyili’s legacy remains a beacon amid concerns about the recovery of counterfeit goods since her passing, with many hailing her as one of the top 5 Nigerians to ever exist.

The Herald reports that NAFDAC on Monday, December 18, disclosed that it has intercepted counterfeiters involved in the production of a variety of beverages including wines, soft drinks and consumables in Eziukwu Market (Cemetery Market) Aba, Abia State, following an intelligent tip-off and several weeks of intelligence gathering.

NAFDAC however, shut down the market and arrested ten people upon arrival to the scene. The arrested persons would be charged in court after a thorough investigation.

Following this announcement, some X users remembered the former Director-General of NAFDAC, Dora Akunyili with most saying if she were still alive all of “these wouldn’t have been possible.”

The Herald captured some tweets, see below;

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