March 1, 2021

Senate To Regulate Bleaching Cream

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday expressed fear over the use of a wide range of beauty products and cosmetics that are harmful to the skin and therefore call for the effective regulation of these businesses and their products.

This is followed up by a motion by Lagos Central Senator, Oluremi Tinubu who noted that these range of cosmetics fall short of meeting the required safety and health standards, and therefore call for regulatory agencies such as NAFDAC to assume their responsibility.

In the same way, other Senators stated that the market for cosmetic is a huge one, with women appearing to be the primary target, noting also that some of these products are used by children.

Reacting to the motion, the Senate mandated its Committee on health to investigate the procedures in place for certification while directing the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control to check the records for these products.

The Senate also advised on NAFDAC and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council to work together towards ensuring the tracking of consumer injuries.

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