Suicide: Finally, NAFDAC Bans Importation, Manufacturing of Sniper
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the sale of Sniper and Dichlorvos (organophosphate used as an insecticide) products in open shops and supermarkets.
A statement released by the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, yesterday Wednesday July 11th, says Sniper and other related products would not be sold in supermarkets and in the open markets from September 1st 2019
NAFDAC stated that “the sale of Sniper insecticide and other Dichlorvos brands in open markets and supermarkets nationwide are prohibited with effect from Sept. 1.
“NAFDAC is giving a six-month moratorium of up until Jan. 1, 2020 for brand owners to exhaust the products that are in various accredited agro-input dealers (distributors/marketers/retailers) outlets.”
The agency ordered the mandatory listing of dealers, distributors, marketers and retailers of agrochemicals.
The agency reiterated commitment to safeguard the health of Nigerians, while seeking for support to achieve the goal.