Senate to Regulate Production of Bleaching Cream in Nigeria

The production of bleaching cream has come under severe scrutiny from the .

The upper chamber of on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Health to investigate the procedures for certification on quality and safety 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 up to its duty of regulating importation, formulation and sale of cosmetics within Nigeria.

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

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

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

These resolutions of the followed the adoption, by the , of the prayers in a motion titled: “Need 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 (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 trade is the formulation of beauty products ranging from lotions to Oils, scrubs and soaps, with many labelled handmade, natural and/or organic.”


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