Sniper:NAFDAC Bans Production Of Smaller Packs, Other Chemicals

In a bid to control suicide cases in the country, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC on Thursday banned the production of smaller packs of Sniper and other harmful agro-chemicals.

Disclosing this on Thursday, Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, NAFDAC, Husman Bukar, the opined that the products hurt applicators and the environment they are applied.

He announced stricter measures to curtail the use of Sniper in homes to end the abuse of the pesticide which in recent times had been associated

He said, Agrochemical companies have been given the grace period of between now and December 2019 to withdraw all glyphosate formulations with tallow-amine from the Nigerian market.

Also speaking, the UPL Country Manager, Shanni Srivastava, said his company was working towards ensuring that only safer and environmentally friendly herbicides are introduced in the Nigerian market for the benefit of farmers. He said the debut of Lifeline was to offer a better and safer alternative to paraquat which in several countries in Africa had been banned.

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