NAFDAC Restricts Sniper Insecticide In Open Markets, Supermarkets

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Due to the recent reoccurrence of suicide, NAFDAC has ordered restrictions on Sniper Insecticide in open markets, supermarkets.

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The National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw Sniper from open markets and supermarkets, as more people continue to use it to commit suicide

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NAFDAC’s Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, Dr Bukar Usman, disclosed this, on Wednesday, at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan.

He said the agency had asked agro-dealers to stop the sale of the product in open markets and supermarkets. According to him, the sniper is an agro-cultural product meant to be used only in the farms and not for households.

He, however, noted that the directive was not an outright ban of the product, but a restriction of its use and availability to farms alone, adding all agro-chemicals meant for farms should not be used in households.

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


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