The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has put a restriction on the clearance of the popular pesticide called ‘sniper’ in open markets and general stores.
Dr. Bukar Usman, who is NAFDAC’s Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, revealed this new development on Wednesday at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan. He said that the office had asked agro-vendors to stop the closeout of the item in open markets and grocery stores.
As indicated by him, the popular insecticide is an agro-social item intended to be utilized distinctly in the ranches and not for family units.
Usman kept up that the mandate was not an out and out boycott of the item but rather a limitation of its utilization and accessibility to ranches alone.
He additionally approached makers and sellers to coordinate with NAFDAC to clean up the 100ml size of the item which was not expensive and can be easily bought, including that all agro-synthetic concoctions implied for homesteads ought not be utilized in family units.
“There are fitting items for the control of mosquitoes and other family bugs” he included