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NNIIGGEERRIIAA’’SS SSTTAATTUUSS OONN PPPPEEEESSSSTTTTIIIICCCCIIIIDDDDEEEE RRRREEEEGGGGIIIISSSSTTTTRRRRAAAATTTTIIIIOOOONNNN AANNDD MMAAXXIIMMUUMM RREESSIIDDUUEE LLEEVVEELLSS By MRS. HAUWA J. KERI DIRECTOR, ESTABLISHMENT INSPECTION DIRECTORATE, NAFDAC. At THE WORKSHOP ON PESTICIDE MAXIMUM RESIDUE LEVELS (MRLs) HHEELLDD IINN AALLEEXXAANNDDRRIIAA, EEGGYYPPTT. 30TH MARCH TO 2ND APRIL 2009 IINNTTRROODDUUCCTTIIOONN Overview (cid:121) At the end of this presentation participants are expected to know: The law that govern pesticide (cid:57) Impportation, Distribution and Uses in Nigeria The role of NAFDAC and other (cid:57) collaborating MDAs TThhee RReegguullaattiioonnss ccrraafftteedd ffrroomm tthhee llaaww (cid:57)(cid:57) 2 IIIINNNNTTTTRRRROOOODDDDUUUUCCCCTTTTIIIIOOOONNNN ccccoooonnnntttt’’dddd The efforts at regional Harmonization (cid:57) on pesticide registration MRLs and capacity of NAFDAC (cid:57) Dossier Reqquirement (cid:57) Challenges and the future plans (cid:57) 3 4 IINNTTRROODDUUCCTTIIOONN ccoonntt’’dd Nigeria is a country in West (cid:121) AAffrriiccaa wwiitthh ppooppuullaattiioonn ooff oovveerr 140 million (world’s 9th largest in terms of population). NNiiggeerriiaa hhaass aa ttoottaall llaanndd aarreeaa ooff (cid:121)(cid:121) about 923,700 sq.km and is bordered by Niger Republic, Reppublic of Benin,, Chad and Cameroon. 5 IINNTTRROODDUUCCTTIIOONN ccoonntt’’dd A lot of movement of goods, man and (cid:121) animals across borders take pplace. The Federal Government of Nigeria has (cid:121) MDA, includingg Ministry of Health. National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control is a parastatall undder thhe MMiiniistry off HHeallthh. NAFDAC was established by Decree No (cid:121) 1155 off 11999933, now encapsullattedd iin tthhe NAFDAC Act, Cap N1 Laws of the FFeeddeerraattiioonn ooff NNiiggeerriiaa. 6 IINNTTRROODDUUCCTTIIOONN ccoonntt’’dd The Drugs and Related products (cid:121) ((RReeggiissttrraattiioonn, eettcc)) AAcctt NNoo. 1199 ooff 11999933 ((aass amended) specifies that: “No processed ffoooodd, ddrruugg, ddrruugg pprroodduucctt, ccoossmmeettiicc, medical device or water shall be manufactured,, impported,, expported,, advertised, sold or distributed in Nigeria unless it has been registered in accordance with the provisions of this Decree or regulations made under it”. 7 IINNTTRROODDUUCCTTIIOONN ccoonntt’’dd Arisingg from the law, the Aggencyy has (cid:121) put in place various Regulations, includingg the Pesticides Reggistration Regulations and the Chemical and Chemical Products ((control, monitoring) Regulations. The latter is still in draft form, awaitingg comments. 8 IINNTTRROODDUUCCTTIIOONN ccoonntt’’dd NAFDAC is aware of a draft (cid:121) pesticide legislation bill sent for iinnppuuttss ssiinnccee 22000033, bbyy Agrochemicals Association of NNiigeerriiaa. TThhee ddrraafftt bbiillll pprrooviiddeess for a Nigerian Pesticides Council for the country with clearly defined objjectives. 9 IINNTTRROODDUUCCTTIIOONN ccoonntt’’dd The NAFDAC mandate as expplained (cid:121) earlier includes the coordination of the evaluation of ppesticides to ensure that safe and effective ppesticides are available for use byy the public. 10

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