It’s amazing and worth applauding as the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) seized unregistered agrochemical products worth N1.2 million in Taraba.
This was disclosed by the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye last week in Abuja. Adeyeye decries agrochemical dealers refusal to enlist as Chemicals Marketers as required by NAFDAC’s regulations in spite numerous public enlightenment.
Adeyeye stated that during a raid operation in some shops in two Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, many defaulters were caught and sanctioned in order to allow other marketers get listed by the agency’s enabling laws. Adeyeye had stated that the team would continue with the remaining 14 LGAs of the state and defaulters put under watch and placed on hold to prevent them from further illegal activity in the state.
NAFDAC enabling laws states only dealers of agrochemical products who are listed by the agency are authorized to market the products in the country.
“During the raid, other activities carried out by the officers include the seizure and confiscation of assorted expired and unregistered agrochemicals valued at N1, 255,000. Chemicals dispensed in containers other than their original containers were also seized” – Adeyeye said.