NAFDAC bans sniper in open market, Supermarket

Written by on June 20, 2019

It is no longer news that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has placed a ban on the sale of ‘Sniper’ (insecticide) in Open market and supermarket.

The news came directly from NAFDAC’s Director, Veterinary and Allied Products Directorate, Dr Bukar Usman at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan. He said that the agency had asked agro-dealers to stop the sale of the product in open markets and supermarkets.

Usman, said that Sniper is an agro-cultural product meant to be used only in farms and not for households.

On the flip side, Usman also stated that the directive was not an outright ban of the product but a restriction of its use and availability to farms alone.

While speaking on the new directives,  he called on manufacturers and dealers to cooperate with NAFDAC to mop up the 100ml size of the product which was cheap and easily acquired, adding that all agro-chemicals meant for farms should not be used in households.

“There are appropriate products for the control of mosquitoes and other household pests” he added.


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