1. As you are all aware, on Monday April 30, 2018, the BBC broadcast a
documentary on the abuse of codeine syrup in Nigeria, especially in the
Northern states. In the said documentary, one of our products, Emzolyn with
Codeine, was featured.
2. On the 2nd of May, NAFDAC officials from the Investigation and
enforcement directorate, conducted an inspection of our factory and were
given full access to all the records they requested.
3. We are happy to announce that after carrying out all necessary due
diligence, NAFDAC has now reopened the factory.
4. As parents and especially a Mother, I am deeply saddened by the
problem of drug abuse and its damaging effect on our children and youths.
Even more painful is the fact that a genuine therapeutic product, made for
the relief of a specific illness, has been turned into a substance of abuse.
5. We commend the Federal Government and the relevant agencies and
NAFDAC for their prompt response to what is a serious matter of deep
concern to all Nigerians. We also commend the Federal Ministry of Health
for their prompt response as all Nigerians called for action towards
controlling the situation.
6. NAFDAC, after their inspections are satisfied that our
manufacturing processes conform to all laid down procedure and we are a
fully compliant company. Our company has been consistently compliant and we
have valid Good Manufacturing Practice certifications.
7. At Emzor, we are committed to making unlimited wellness available
to all Nigerians, through our range of more than 120 high quality
healthcare products, which are all duly approved by NAFDAC. For more than
thirty years, Nigerians have trusted our brand name, which stands for
quality and reliability. This trust we have earned, through unrelenting
hard work and commitment to the highest standards and best practices in
pharmaceutical manufacturing. The events of these past two weeks have only
served to further strengthen that commitment.
8. Emzor believes in developing our youths. Through the ChikeOkoli
Foundation which was established in 2006 to promote healthy lifestyles and
entrepreneurship, we have trained, influenced and touched the lives of
millions of youths, many of whom have graduated from the foundation’s
Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies and are now running their own
9. Emzor will seek to make relevant and impactful contributions to the
multi-agency discussions on the way forward that are sure to follow in the
days and months ahead. From the limited depiction of rehabilitation efforts
represented in the BBC programme, there is room for much support and
improvement in the treatment and rehabilitation of persons affected by
As an organization we will continue to contribute to this vital aspect of
managing the problem and securing the National treasure that is our youth.
We are pleased that the Federal Government plans to solicit the involvement
of organizations with positive impact on youth culture such as the Nigerian
Football Federation. Emzor has been a proud sponsor of the Super Eagles as
well as the male and female national football teams at all levels over the
last four years and will continue to support the use of their influence in
promoting positive behaviour and a strong sense of National pride in our
10. We would like to thank all our customers and stakeholders for their
patience, support and understanding, during this period. We also want to
reassure all Nigerians who depend on our quality products for their
everyday wellness that the trusted quality in all Emzor products will
always be safeguarded while you can always depend on these products for
your unlimited wellness.