By Stella Kabruk
The National Agency of Food, Drug and Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it would establish more consumer safety clubs in secondary schools to create awareness against adulterated products.
The Kaduna State Coordinator of the agency, Natim Mullah-Dadi made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.
He said the establishment of the consumer safety club was to engage the youths at an early age and encourage them to shun drugs and resist peer pressure to abuse drugs.
” We are embarking on mass sensitisation visit to more secondary schools in the state to establish NAFDAC consumer safety clubs and encourage their participation in the forthcoming quiz competition in October.
” Most schools in the state are not aware of the NAFDAC consumer safety club competition which we started since 2012 and Kaduna State has few participants.
” We want to embark on massive sensitisation visit to secondary schools and agree with the principals to inaugurate the consumer club, and also encourage them to participate in the forthcoming quiz,” Mullah-Dadi said.
According to him, the consumer safety club promotes behavioural change through public enlightenment, curb the menace of adulterated products and guide members against indulgence in social vices.
The NAFDAC state coordinator explained that the club also provides platform for behavioural change and encourage young people imbibe responsible and healthy lifestyle.