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NAFDAC shuts down bakery using saccharine to bake bread for Sokoto residents

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The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has closed down a bakery for using unfortified sugar and banned bromate in Sokoto.

The NAFDAC State Coordinator, Garba Adamu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the bakery was detected during a special raid by agency officials.

“We discovered that the bakery was using saccharine, an unregistered foreign sugar as sweetener along with banned bromate in their productions.

“The items were seized for destruction and the bakery is shutdown until it complies with regulations and directives,” he said.

Adamu emphasised that only fortified registered sugar containing vitamin ‘A’ with micro nutrients and other vitamins are allowed to be sold and consumed in Nigeria.

“This is a Federal Government policy enforced by NAFDAC and other government agencies to ensure that consumers get the maximum nutritional and other health benefits from the produced products.

“Six other bakeries were also sanctioned for poor hygiene as enforcement officers led by Mr Buhari Manzo scale up the routine inspection visits to bakeries across the state.

“Bakeries are monitored to ensure that they don’t use saccharine or other banned items as a substitute to fortified regulated ingredients, ” Adamu said.

The coordinator cautioned producers against using adulterated, counterfeit, unregistered and expired items in their places, reiterating that NAFDAC would continue the enforcement at all the times.

Adamu said the operation would be extended to local government areas as part of the agency’s efforts to ensure that hygienic food are being sold as well right products were in circulation.

He called on the general public to be wary of patronising unregistered products and always report any suspicious practice and contaminations to NAFDAC, reiterated the agency’s continues efforts to safeguard the health of the nation.

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Police officer killed as gunmen attack Philip Shaibu, Okpebholo’s convoy in Edo

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Philip Shaibu, the former deputy governor of Edo, and Monday Okpebholo, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, escaped death on Thursday when their convoy was attacked in Benin City by suspected gunmen.

Witnesses said the incident happened Thursday afternoon near the Benin airport, shortly after the two politicians arrived to a rousing welcome by their supporters.

TheCable understands that their convoy came under attack at the exit gate of the airport when some gunmen in a Sienna car opened fire at them.

There was an exchange of fire between the assailants and the security operatives attached to the APC candidate and the former deputy governor, according to a witness.

“The intervention of the mobile squad of the Nigeria Police brought the situation under control,” a witness said.

“Several officers continued shooting to disperse the attackers as they fled in a Toyota Sienna bus.”

However, a police officer identified as Okon, attached to the APC candidate, died during the shootout.

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Tinubu appoints Didi Esther Walson-Jack as head of service

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Didi Esther Walson-Jack, as head of the civil service (HoS) of the federation.

Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, said in a statement on Wednesday that Walson-Jack’s appointment will take effect on August 14.

Ngelale said Folasade Yemi-Esan, the outgoing HoS, is set to retire from the civil service on August 13.

“Mrs Walson-Jack was appointed as Federal Permanent Secretary in 2017 and has served in several ministries,” the statement reads.

“The new appointee will take over from the incumbent Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, CFR, who is due to retire on August 13, 2024.

“President Tinubu, while thanking the outgoing Head of Service for her stewardship, tasks the incoming Head of Service to discharge her duties with innovative flair, integrity, and stringent adherence to the extant rules and regulations of the Civil Service of the Federation.”

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