Drug control agency to register agro-chemical dealers

Mr. Anikoh Ibrahim, the coordinator of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Niger, says that the agency plans to register agro-chemical dealers and retailers in the state for proper supervision. He made known in Minna, Niger state.

‘‘The agro-dealers in the state are too many; recently, we found out that some of the products they are selling are not certified by NAFDAC. It is dangerous to public health by law, so we are making arrangements to register all the agro-chemical dealers and retialers to enable us monitor them,’’ he said.

Ibrahim, who was not categorical on when the exercise would start, said that it would involve both dealers and retailers in the state.

‘‘We want to know the number of agro-chemical dealers and retailers in the state and the type of chemical they are selling,’’ he stated.

He also said that the measure is to safe guard public health in line with the mandate of the agency.