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Friday, 30 December 2016

NAFDAC Says There Is No Plastic Rice In Nigeria

The NCS CG, represented by its Deputy Comptroller-General, Mr. Umar Ilya, said this on Thursday in Abuja, during a joint press briefing with the acting Director-General of National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, on the outcome of laboratory tests conducted on the confiscated plastic rice allegedly imported into the country.



At the event, Oni explained that no plastic rice was imported into the country.

She, however, said the seized rice was “contaminated with microorganisms above permissible limit.”

“Based on the above laboratory result, the product is not plastic but rice contaminated with micro-organisms above permissible limit, hence the seized rice consignment is unsatisfactory and therefore unwholesome for human consumption. The consignment upon handover by the Nigeria Customs Service shall be destroyed,” Oni emphasised.

While explaining the circumstances surrounding the alleged plastic rice, he said the NCS only responded to a security alert issued by the Office of the National Security Adviser on the importation of plastic rice into the country.

On the bags of good rice seized from traders who illegally imported the staple food to Nigeria, Ilya explained that the NCS had after subjected the rice to test had given them to IDPs.

He said, “We have seized over 40,000 bags of rice so far since the ban on importation of rice through the land borders. Those are the bags of rice that are being shared to the IDPs camps. But that is after we have tested and certified them suitable for consumption.”

He urged warehouse owners across the country not to accept smuggled products into their facilities.

From Punch



*There must be some sort of communication breakdown between those who claim they have plastic rice and NAFDAC....can NAFDAC not set up a committee to allow those who claim they have plastic rice step forward?


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let her be plastering her face there, instead of looking for plastic rice. Namsense

Beloved said...

Is alright

miss Aboki the great said...

I guess that video we watched with a man in the background saying 'negodu ihe nu ne ri' was shot in Jamaica

Suoebi(Niger delta finest) said...

What about the videos online... Are they blind or just trying to cover up their fuck up.....

LEE70 said...

Why are nigerians so wicked why would they smuggle contaminated rice to feed innocent citizens. Like we do not have enough problems of our own, medical services sucks in this country.

Villager said...

Leaf dart tin, eats thier jobs dare ah protektin....

Uniq Gem said...

Hmmmm. Who to believe now??

Blackberry said...

No scientist in d whole of nigeria to test these so called plastic rice, everybody is depending on govt agencies. Duh!

Anonymous said...

Nafdac lied

peace maker said...

How did the custom people know the rice the seized some days ago is a plastic rice? They just want Nigerians to see them as up and doing.

DonMayor said...

I believe that rice is in Nigeria.

Zitel Coconut oil Onitsha 08081725441 said...

Whatever

Oloche Fidelis said...

“Based on the above laboratory result, the product is not plastic but rice contaminated with micro-organisms above permissible limit, hence the seized rice consignment is unsatisfactory and therefore unwholesome for human consumption. The consignment upon handover by the Nigeria Customs Service shall be destroyed,” Really??

Now they owe us answers to these questions:
1. Who contaminated the rice with MO?
2.For what reason?
3.Who are those behind the sales of the product?
4. How can an individual spot the contaminated product?
5. Where are the products coming from, within Nigeria or outside Nigeria?

These are the type of information that an ordinary Nigerian can benefit from, otherwise the research is inconclusive and non- beneficial.

Cynthia Iyede said...

Make una dey lie there una hear....

They had go out there and fish the useless rice out! See cover up talk.

Isaacson said...

Which way Nigeria? Why are you people confusing us na

DonMayor said...

I wonder o!

Anonymous said...

Whose report do we believe?


#Flygirl

Loveme Jeje said...

Anyway God will still help us. I don enter beans na. abi we get plastic beans

Anonymous said...

Nigeria gov are wicked they will lie just to save face. What of the video we watched that an igbo man and his wife were burning the rice the a pan was it taken in USA. Instead of them to tell people to be careful they are saying no plastic rice useless leaders they will all die miserably

Bisola said...

With the kind of stuff we Co some in Nigeria, it is only by the grace of God that we all don't end up sick in the Hospital everyday.
Only by the grace of God. Imagine the bags of similar contaminated rice that has been sold and eaten.

Stop struggling with HIM

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sense world said...

No mind dem

memmie said...

So microbes now turn rice to plastic. I wonder how these people got to power. Mschew

Starjoy said...

They should stop telling us lies

Rhoda Rex said...

Really?

Rhoda Rex said...

Yea. Or maybe Cameroon

Anonymous said...

All these govt reps will tell you that black is white and force you to believe it.

Aboki Na Mallam said...

If you boil plastic, what happens? It melts. That video was silly. If you set fire on dry rice and a little bit of groundnut oil, it will burn. That doesnt mean its plastic. Someone should show a video of cooked plastic rice before i can believe this Bullshit.

Whatever happened to our brains. I will believe a BV with first hand information about plastic rice not all this propaganda of someone elses experience.

Anonymous said...

Thank you mr #Aboki
Tell them the ignorant,literate-illiterate BVs...
Mighty ants cannot degrade the polymers found in plastics,how much more human digestive system that cannot degarade common cellulose found in grass.
Also between growing rice and makind the so called 'plastic rice', which is more expensive to produce...
My fellow BVs, it's high time we started using our common sense... This issue is more of common sense than the so called scholarly mumbo jumbo

Olaide Davies said...

Una heads too correct jare.

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