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NAFDAC Bans Sniper In Open Markets

Eniola Awokoya

Popular insecticide, Sniper, has been banned by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in open markets and supermarkets.

According to NAFDAC, the readily available insecticide will no longer be sold in open markets and supermarkets.

Dr. Bukar Usman, the agency’s Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, disclosed this to journalists at a meeting with agro-dealers which held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan.

Usman revealed that Sniper is a highly concentrated agro-cultural product and is meant to be used for agricultural purposes and not for the household.

He added that NAFDAC is not banning the product entirely but restricting its use and availability to strictly farming purposes.

The agency further appealed to manufacturers, farmers and dealers to work with it in ensuring compliance across board.