NAFDAC Warns Nigerians ‘Maishayi’ Tea Is Often Laced With Intoxicating Drugs

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians about the consumption of tea, popularly known as `Maishayi’ sold by Northern vendors.

NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday Monday February 24th. The NAFDAC boss said the agency received information that the  vendors now mix intoxicating drugs in the tea prepared for customers.

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According to her, the intoxicating drugs include Tramadol, Vieteling, Marijuana and others, could lead to loss of life after consumption.

“In the US, lots of people are dying because of these medicines. How can such medicines mix with palm wine in the name of getting high in Nigeria?

There are some medicines you cannot take if you have cardiovascular problem,’’ she told NAN.

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