The National Agency for Food and Administration and Control has reiterated its plans to phase out sniper from the open market in no distant time.
NAFDAC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, restated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.
According to him, the agency has posted out on its website details on how it intends to go about the exercise and urged the public to visit the website, www.nafdac.gov.ng for the details.
The NAFDAC director of public affairs also said that work had started on the planned phase-out and the agency was following gradually the time table it rolled-out for it.
“We have posted some of the policy measures on our website; we are going by the Mathematics sequence to do what we set out to do as a regulatory agency.
“NAFDAC has just finished the first sensitisation campaign about this. It was held in Kano and it will be taken round the six geo-political zones.
“We are partnering Crop Life International, an international Non-Governmental Organisation that is equally concerned about this problem of sniper,” he said.
He said that the plan of the agency was to ensure that sniper was phased out of the open market and left in the hands of those who used it for business purposes, especially those in the agricultural sector.
Jimoh added that the product would also be left in the hands of those who were licensed to bring it into the country.