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To control increasing suicide rate, NAFDAC bans open sale of Sniper

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TO CONTROL INCREASING SUICIDE RATE, NAFDAC BANS OPEN SALE OF SNIPER

 

To stop more people from using popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

 

 

NAFDAC’s Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, Dr. Bukar Usman, disclosed this on Wednesday at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan.

 

 

Usman, speaking during the launch of a new herbicide for cassava farmers, “Lifeline”, by UPL, Sprinfield Agro and IITA, said that the agency had asked agro-dealers to stop the sale of the product in open markets and supermarkets.

 

 

BlackBox Nigeria gathered from his statement that, sniper is an agro-cultural product meant to be used only in the farms and not for households.

 

 

There are appropriate products for the control of mosquitoes and other household pests” he pointed out.

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