NAFDAC Bans Open Sale of Sniper

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has announced the ban on the sale of sniper and other brands of agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos following rampant suicide cases and misuse of the products.

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

Adeyeye said from September 1, 2019, sniper and other related products would not be sold in supermarkets and in the open market, adding that such products should only be used for outdoor purposes and not private homes.

The agency further disclosed that CropLife Nigeria, in collaboration with NAFDAC, had agreed to provide antidotes against Dichlorvos poisoning in tertiary and secondary medical centres across Nigeria, as well as the reformulation of all Dichlorvos preparation to include bitter agents and vomit induced agents

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