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NAFDAC Cautions Nigerians Over ‘Maishayi’ Tea

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against taking cup of tea popularly known as ‘Maishayi’ from vendors.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General gave the warning in an interview with the newsmen on Monday in Abuja.

Adeyeye revealed that the warning became essential after information reaching the agency that Maishayi now mixes intoxicating drugs in the tea prepared for customers.

She described intoxicating drugs such as tramadol, Vieteling, Marijuana and others, adding that people are likely to die after taking tea mixed with such drugs.

“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 said.

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