Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of NAFDAC has warned Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodised salt as it is harmful to human health.
Jimoh, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, while responding to complaints that people in rural communities were still consuming non processed salt (local salt).
He said that the consumption of such local salt could lead to goiter and other dangerous diseases and called on Nigerians to avoid the product. He mentioned four areas in Nigeria where traditional salt is still being traded, particularly in Nasarawa State, despite effort by NAFDAC to stop them. (NAN)