Farm­ers get re­ward for re­turn­ing agro­chem­i­cal bot­tles

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Risikat Ra­moni, Lagos

Many farm­ers have been rewarded with money, gen­er­a­tors and tri­cy­cles for re­turn­ing her­bi­cides and agro­chem­i­cals bot­tles of Can­del prod­ucts.

At a me­dia brief­ing in Lagos, the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Can­del Com­pany, Mr Em­manuel Kat­tie, said the ini­tia­tive, tagged Can­del Clean-farm project, en­cour­aged farm­ers to re­turn empty bot­tles of used Can­del prod­ucts, which posed sig­nif­i­cant health haz­ards to the ecosys­tem, and get fi­nan­cially rewarded.

The project, which he de­scribed as the first of its kind in Nige­ria, was de­signed to keep the en­vi­ron­ment clean and safe, en­hance the wel­fare of farm­ers and cre­ate ex­cite­ment and fun for farm­ers through its ‘be a mil­lion­aire’ promo.

Kat­tie fur­ther said in the promo, 60 farm­ers would be rewarded with 48 gen­er­a­tors and 12 tri­cy­cles and one per­son would be awarded with N1 mil­lion in a draw be­tween June and Novem­ber.

A Deputy Di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Agency for Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Con­trol (NAFDAC), Mr Shaba Mo­hammed, said re­turn­ing of bot­tles to com­pa­nies was a way of help­ing the agency fight coun­ter­feit and fake prod­ucts by mis­cre­ants.

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