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Senate Moves Motion To Regulate Importation, Distribution Of Bleaching Creams

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Senator Oluremi Tinubu has raised a motion to ensure the regulation of the formulation and distribution of cosmetics, especially bleaching cream.


The motion was passed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, during plenary to urge the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to wake up to its responsibility to protect Nigerians against harmful cosmetics.

Mrs. Tinubu expressed concern with the proliferation of small and medium enterprises and businesses that have flooded the Nigerian market with beauty products whose production are not well-regulated.

The senator raised concerns that products used for skin lightening are not indicating ingredients, or expiry dates to enlighten users of their content.

Her words; “The Senate is worried that it is impossible to determine that hygiene, quality assurance and good manufacturing practices are adhered to in the formulation of these products,” she said.

Meanwhile, study has it that four out of 10 women for Africa uses skin-lightening products.

In Africa, Nigeria top the list with 77% of women that uses skin lightening products. Followed by Togo 59% and South Africa 35%.

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