Senate seals life imprisonment for fake drugs dealers in Nigeria

A bill seeking life imprisonment for  individuals convicted of producing and selling counterfeit and fake drugs as well as unwholesome processed foods on Thursday passed into its third reading and final passage at the Senate.

The Bill sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi is titled “A Bill for an Act to amend the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs

and Unwholesome Process Foods (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap C34 Laws of the Federation and for other matters connected therewith”.

The bill was passed following a report of the Committee on Health presented by  Senator Lanre Tejuosho

“For years, Nigeria has been a dumping ground for Fake Drugs, what we are saying is that we want to put a stop to this,” Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki said shortly after the bill’s third reading and final passage.

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