The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has reported the restriction at a sale of Sniper and different brands of agrarian details of Dichlorvos following widespread suicide cases and abuse of the items. 

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said this in an announcement on Wednesday. 

Adeyeye said from September 1, 2019, Sniper and other related items would not be sold in grocery stores and in the open markets. 

The NAFDAC manager said such items should just be utilized for open-air purposes and not private homes. 

The announcement read to some degree, “NAFDAC is allowing a two-month (up to August 31, 2019) notice to mark proprietors/merchants to review and pull back their items from open markets and general stores that don’t have nursery corner/racks to the agro vendor outlets. 

“The closeout of Sniper bug spray and different Dichlorvos marks in open markets and grocery stores across the country is precluded with impact from September 1, 2019. NAFDAC is allowing a six-month ban up to January 1, 2020, for brand proprietors to deplete the items that are in different licensed agro-input sellers (wholesalers/advertisers/retailers) outlets.” 

The office requested the compulsory posting of sellers, wholesalers, advertisers, and retailers of agrochemicals. 

All NAFDAC arrangements are relied upon to gather the rundown to guarantee constant observing of all agro sellers in their states, the announcement expressed further. 

The organization said CropLife Nigeria, in a joint effort with NAFDAC, had consented to give antitoxins against Dichlorvos harming in tertiary and auxiliary restorative focuses crosswise over Nigeria, just as the reformulation of all Dichlorvos planning to incorporate “severe operators and retching initiated specialists.” 

It restricted the importation and production of a 100ml pack size of rural plans of Dichlorvos with prompt impact while the peddling of all agrochemical definitions was additionally denied.