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NAFDAC Warns Nigeria Against Using Sniper and other Pesticide

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians in opposition to use of pesticides and different agro chemical substances in houses for home functions, Nigeria news Live reports.

The Director General of the Company, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, gave the warning on Tuesday at a one-day sensitisation workshop organised by the company for agro sellers in Kano.

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Adeyeye, represented by the Head, Veterinary and Agro Allied Department, Malam Bukar Usman, mentioned the sensitisation was crucial because of the growing variety of cases of abuse of such products.

She mentioned that it was important to sensitise the agro sellers on the health hazards posed by a number of the chemical compounds being bought by the general public for home use.

“The company understands that the urgent need to supply extra meals is a serious concern for farmers, firms and authorities, but there’s need to concentrate to fake agrochemicals.

“The neglect of fine manufacturing practices or good warehouse practice, each accidental and deliberate, derives the circulation of substandard crop safety merchandise,” the NAFDAC boss mentioned.

She added that the company had lately obtained complaints from involved citizens on misuse, abuse, presence of counterfeit, substandard and faux pesticides in the nation, which had affected the welbeing of residents and crops.

Adeyeye, nonetheless, burdened that the sensitisation was meant to be a proactive measure to keep away from Nigeria becoming a dumping floor for substandard and fake agro allied chemical substances.

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