Bill to curb fake, contraband pesticide for second reading

The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday passed for a second reading a bill which seeks the establishment of the Nigerian Pesticide Council, to curb fake and contraband pesticides, which had found their way into the Nigerian markets.

The proposed legislation titled: ‘A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of Nigeria Pesticide Council, and Related Matters’, is sponsored by the Chairman, House Committee on Agricultural Production and Services, Hon. Danduste Muntari.

Leading the debate on its general principles, Muntari said the bill is important to have a controlled mechanism to checkmate the agrochemical industry.

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