The Peoples Democratic Party has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led government has no concern for the welfare and health of Nigerians. According to the party, the Buhari government just issued a licence to a company that has a track record of producing harmful products, bribing govt officials to conceal its activities to operate in the country and carries out unregulated tests of its crops & products to operate in Nigeria.
This was contained a statement released by the opposition party on August 22nd. The party highlighted a number of reasons why the government of the day must retrace its footstep and what Nigerians should know about the said company.
✔@PdpNigeria… as glyphosate based herbicides. 2/2
✔@PdpNigeria4. We are concerned that the @MBuhari is licencing a company that produces controversial & dangerous crops & products to participate…1/2
✔@PdpNigeria… in the agriculture sector in Nigeria to the extent that it issued the licence to the company on a Sunday. 2/2
According to the party, this company has shown a willingness to participate in corrupt practices in global circles. The company the Buhari administration is licensing to produce corn for consumption in Nigeria was the sole producer of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned in 1979 due to its link to birth defects and cancer in lab animals as well as adverse skin & liver effects in humans.
✔@PdpNigeria… Cancer Research (IARC) classified glyphosate as a Group 2A carcinogen which is “probably” able to cause cancer in humans. 2/2
✔@PdpNigeria10. The Company licenced by the @MBuhari admin also produces the herbicide– Lasso. In 2015, a French Appeals Court upheld the decision…1/2
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… of a French Court that found it guilty of the chemical poisoning of a farmer who had used Lasso. 2/2
PDP, therefore, wants Nigerians to know that the Buhari administration has licenced a company that not only produces harmful products but also has a track record of concealing the harmful effects of those products to operate in Nigeria.
… concealing the harmful effects of those products to operate in#NGR. 2/2
✔@PdpNigeria18. In effect, the @MBuhari admin has licenced a company which admits to bribing govt officials to conceal its activities to operate in #NGR
18. In effect, the @MBuhari admin has licenced a company which admits to bribing govt officials to conceal its activities to operate in #NGR
✔@PdpNigeria19. In effect, the @MBuhari admin has licenced a company which carries out unregulated tests of its crops & products to operate in #NGR