Senate to Regulate Production of Bleaching Cream in Nigeria

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The of bleaching cream has come under severe scrutiny the Senate.

The upper chamber of on mandated its Committee on Health to investigate the procedures for certification on quality and of Cosmetics and propose a way forward for accountability.

It also directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to rise to its duty of regulating importation, formulation and sale of cosmetics within .

It further directed NAFDAC to maintain a database, showing name and address of manufacturers and ingredients list.

The upper chamber mandated NAFDAC to embark on sensitization and awareness on the ills of harmful substances in the country.

It also directed NAFDAC and the Federal and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) to collaborate towards ensuring the tracking of Consumer .

These resolutions of the Senate followed the adoption, by the Senate, of the prayers in a motion titled: “ for the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to move swiftly to regulate formulation and distribution of cosmetics.”

The motion was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central).

Senator Tinubu in her lead debate urged his colleagues to note the proliferation of small and medium enterprises and businesses “whose stock in is the formulation of beauty ranging lotions to Oils, scrubs and soaps, with many labelled handmade, natural and/or organic.”