Nigeria: NAFDAC Moves to Sanitize Agrochemicals Market

The National Agency for Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for mandatory listing of agrichemical dealers in the country with the view to curbing the influx of fake and substandard agrichemicals and other farm inputs into the market, writes Richard P. Ngbokai at Daily Trust. The Director General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the call in Kano on Tuesday while delivering the keynote address at the sensitization workshop organized to enlighten agrichemical dealers in the state on safe and responsible use of Crop Protection Products (CPP).

Represented by the agency’s Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Director, Dr Bukar Ali Usman, the NAFDAC DG decried the circulation of counterfeit and substandard agrichemicals across the country which she claimed was occasioned by the drive to maximize profit by some unscrupulous entities in the current demand to produce more food for the country’s population.

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