NAFDAC warn Nigerians, reveal why buying ‘Maishayi’ tea from Hausa vendors might be dangerous


The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has in an interview, warned Nigerians to be cautious when taking cup of tea popularly known as `Maishayi’ from Hausa tea vendors.

The NAFDAC boss while speaking to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday February 24th, said the agency received disturbing information that the Hausa tea vendors now mix intoxicating drugs in the tea prepared for customers.

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.