The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has announced the ban on sale of Sniper and other brands of agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos following rampant suicide cases and misuse of the products.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said this in a statement in Abuja.
Adeyeye said from September 1, 2019, Sniper and other related products would not be sold in supermarkets and in the open markets.
The NAFDAC boss said such products should only be used for outdoor purposes and not private homes.
The agency ordered the mandatory listing of dealers, distributors, marketers and retailers of agrochemicals.
The statement added that, all NAFDAC formations are expected to collect the list to ensure continual monitoring of all agro dealers in their states.