Nigeria News | NAFDAC to Deregulate Sniper Insecticide Use

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In a bid to reduce the increasing rate of suicide in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is reportedly partnering with other relevant bodies to deregulate the use of Sniper insecticide.

The Director General of NAFDAC, Christiana Adeyeye, reportedly stated that Sniper containers “could now be made very difficult to open, or may be turned into a spray rather than what the liquid contents it is known for.”

“The use of unapproved insecticides such as Sniper for the preservation of grains by unauthorised persons, the use of containers contaminated with hazardous chemicals such as fertilizer bags for grains or chemical drums and jerry cans for food storage are classic examples of a common practice among the market men and women due to ignorance,” Adeyeye said

NAFDAC is reacting to the clarion call by Nigerians to check on the ease of access to Sniper in markets and streets across the nation.

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