Benue State Ministry of Health says it is planning to destroy about N74.85 million worth of expired drugs in its custody.
Cecilia Ojabo, Commissioner for Health, dropped this hint while speaking with newsmen in Makurdi on Tuesday, saying that she suspected foul play in the purchase of the drugs, meant to benefit someone.
Ojabo also stated that while the drugs were purchased in large quantities, the bulk of it was purchased at the twilight of the last administration.
“To come and meet a large quantity of expired drugs, taken away from our pharmacy, anybody would have suspected that it must have been foul play.
But these were expired before we came on board and there is nothing we can do with expired drugs as it would endanger the lives of Benue citizens.”
Ojabo was of the view that “Any reasonable persons guided by those on ground before I came in should have advised the government.
Source: Independent Nigeria