29 ILLEGAL MEDICINE STORES SEALED OFF IN LAGOS

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The Lagos State Government has shut out 29 pharmacies and medicine stores across the state operating illegally.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Modele Osunkiyesi made this known on Tuesday in her office.

She said the state government through its Taskforce on Fake, Counterfeit and Unwholesome Processed Foods cordoned off the medicine outlets after they were found contravening the provisions of the law on the operation of pharmacies and patent medicine stores in Lagos State.

According to her, “the closure is part of government’s efforts at ridding the state of fake, substandard and illegal drugs’ operators and outlets as well as ensuring high drug quality through sanitation and streamlining of drug distribution system in the state”.

The Permanent Secretary noted that the sealing of fake pharmaceutical premises was in accordance with the provision of Chapter C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provision) Act of 1999, Number 25.

She listed some of the affected patent medicine stores and unregistered premises as including; Goodnews Store located at 8, Badore Road, Folarin Bus-stop, Ajah; Jonadab Nwaogwugwu Chemist, Seyi-Omogwa Street, Lakowe Phase2, Lekki; and BL Supermarket, Yomade Shopping Mall, Awoyaya Bus-stop, Lekki.

Others are; Tela Rose Pharmacy, 13 Shonibare S. Complex, Awoyaya, Ibeju-Lekki; Omata Chemist, 2 Seyi Omogwa Street, Lakowe Phase2, Lekki; and Uzoma Shop, Bale Palace, Abijo town, Lekki; and Chidominion Stores, Olasuru Shopping Plaza, Haruna Bus-stop, Sangotedo, Lekki, Ajah.

The Permanent Secretary also listed Chinkem Pharmaceutical Limited, Sangotedo, Lekki, Ajah; Shade Chemist, 2, David Oladapo Street, Ajah; Big Friend Merchant Store, Sangotedo Ajah; and Kike Medicine Stores, Oke-Imole Street, Sangotedo, Ajah as outlets that were affected by the exercise.

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