The Federal Government has cautioned producers and marketers of chemical weapons against allowing it into the hands of non-state actors.
The Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Gabriel Aduda, gave the warning at a sensitisation workshop in Kano.
The workshop was organised by the federal government to educate major stakeholders in the North West on sound management of chemicals as part of measures to prevent its getting into wrong hands.
Aduda said the workshop was also aimed at promoting awareness and safety, by strengthening the understanding of stakeholders on proper handling of chemical and biological weapons.
Aduda said chemical producers, marketers, transporters and users, as well as regulatory authorities involved in implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, CWC participated in the workshop.
The permanent secretary said similar workshops were held in Lagos and Port harcourt.