Court Restrains NAFDAC, Others From Releasing Banned Chemical

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday restrained the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and eight others from deploying for public use a banned chemical, methyl bromide imported into the country by Toon Consolidated Company Limited.

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo gave the order after Olukayode Enitan (SAN), lawyer to a retired judge of the Osun State High Court, Justice Olamide Oloyede and Virtues Unlimited Restorative Justice Initiative (VURJI) told the court that NAFDAC had released the alleged dangerous chemical to the importer.

Other defendants affected by the interim Order are: the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS), National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Justice.

Justice Oloyede and VURJI are before the court, seeking an order to compel the Defendants to investigate,…



Source: Leadership Newspaper