The Managing Consultant, Hybrid Group, Mr Dapo Omolade, has joined calls for stringent control of distribution of popular insecticide Sniper and other hazardous chemicals in homes and industries.
This, some experts have said, would help check the rate of suicides in the country.
Omolade, who is a notable safety professional, made the call in a tweet on Monday, June 17.
He was responding to a comment by a public intellectual, Dr. Joe Abah, who commended the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) after the agency announced it would soon regulate access to Sniper.
According to Omolade, the relevant agencies would be doing Nigerians “great favour” by regulating access to the chemicals.
Sniper and other dangerous/hazardous chemicals require stringent control for use either at home or in industries. The agencies in charge should do Nigerians great favour & regulate access to them…Thanks @DrJoeAbah and others for escalating this. https://t.co/TcSV0DuPhu
— SAFETYpersonified:Dapson (@Dapoomolade) June 17, 2019
Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said that the agency would partner with other agencies to control access to Sniper.
She said that Sniper containers “could now be made very difficult to open, or may be turned into a spray rather than the liquid contents it is known for”.
Safety Record recalls that an SS 1 student of Cedar College in Ipaja, Lagos, Favour Ekemedili, died after drinking Sniper on the school premises on May 30.