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NAFDAC Shuts Popular Ibadan Supermarket Over Alleged Sale Of Fake Products

NAFDAC Shuts Popular Ibadan Supermarket Over Alleged Sale Of Fake Products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has sealed a popular groceries and cosmetics supermarket, Pinnacle in Dugbe area of Ibadan over sale of fake products.

The supermarket, usually a beehive of activities was now a shadow of itself as the gate leading to the premises was shut with an inscription directing customers to its branch at Challenge.

Management of the supermarket cited technical issues as reason for its closure.

An inside source who pleaded for anonymity however revealed that problem started on Tuesday, 2nd April , 2024 when NAFDAC surveillance team stormed the mall to enforce total shutdown of the premises, thereby forcing shoppers out of the supermarket.

“The NAFDAC team came inside the mall and told us to close, even though people were many inside who wanted to do shopping but they couldn’t because the technical issue started and they all went away in disappointment”, the source said.

A top ranking officer at Ibadan zonal office of NAFDAC disclosed that the directive for the closure came from Lagos office and was enforced.

According to the NAFDAC source, the agency had been on the trail of Pinnacle while the CEO had been invited since January, but she failed to turn up, hence the reason for the total shutdown.

“The woman displayed a total disregard to authority despite the fact that fake products were traced to the mall. She was invited to the Lagos office but didn’t oblige. Nobody is above the law,” the source said.

 

Source: NaijaChoice News

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