Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Nigeria won’t be made dumping ground for banned products, says NAFDAC DG

igeria will not be a dumping ground for chemicals banned in other countries, the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, has said.

A statement by the agency’s media consultant, Mr. Olusayo Akintola, said Adeyeye also explained that it was not true that 40 per cent of the registered brands of pesticide products in Nigeria were banned or restricted for use by European Union.

The agency has put in place procedures to enable it take regulatory decisions and determine whether an active ingredient should be banned or restricted.

“NAFDAC is a signatory to the international convention that banned chemicals and pesticides, such as the Rotterdam Convention, an international treaty designed to facilitate informed decision-making by countries with regard to trade in hazardous chemicals and pesticides.

The agency has put in place procedures to enable it take regulatory decisions and determine whether an active ingredient should be banned or restricted.

“NAFDAC is a signatory to the international convention that banned chemicals and pesticides, such as the Rotterdam Convention, an international treaty designed to facilitate informed decision-making by countries with regard to trade in hazardous chemicals and pesticides.

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