Nigerians Urged To Avoid Fake Sex Enhancing Drugs To Shun Early Death


NAFDACNigerian Men are being told that harmful sex enhancing drugs are in circulation and should shun them by avoiding purchase from hawkers and illegal shops.

According to  National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)  sex enhancing drugs which could be harmful to  the health are in circulation and should not be purchased.

The NAFDAC on Wednesday warned the public  the indiscriminate use of such  sex enhancement drugs  could cause more danger than anticipated.

The Jigawa State Coordinator of the agency, Kenneth Azikwe, said in Dutse, the Jigawa capital, that most of the libido drugs in circulation were not certified by the agency.

“The libido drugs in circulation are not certified by NAFDAC and the description on them is in Chinese and other alien languages,” he said. “Consumption of such drugs is harmful because its pharmaceutical composition could not be guaranteed.”

The coordinator further advised the public against patronising drug hawkers and warning against  self-medication.

He said that the most drugs purchased from  hawkers are fake, adulterated and poisonous to human body and usually exposes users to health risks.

“Drug hawkers are death merchants, people should not patronise them,” he said, adding that the agency was sensitizing communities on the need to patronize registered patent medicine dealers.

According to him, the agency has arrested 30 drug hawkers in Dutse and has intensified surveillance activities to check drug hawking in the state.

He added that the agency established desk offices in 27 Local Government Areas of the state to monitor and ensure compliance to regulations by patent medicine stores, producers of sachet water, and other consumables.