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CAPPA tasks NAFDAC on Fats and Oils Regulation Bill

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Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Governing Council of the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration (NAFDAC) to approve the Fats and Oils Regulations Bill.

It also urged the agency to commence mass education on eating right and shunning foods containing unhealthy trans fat since most Nigerians are very sensitive to their health at the beginning of the year and set about making resolutions, which they try to follow through.

In a statement in Abuja by its Programme Manager, Adie Vanessa Offiong, the group said that it would be important for NAFDAC to make use of the opportunity by setting in motion the process for the draft Oil and Fats Regulation Bill 2019 to be passed so that Nigerians would guided by approved regulations on foods containing trans fat and be able to tell when the levels are unsafe for them to consume.

CAPPA’s Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi, said: “The well-being of Nigerians should be a priority of government in 2021 owing to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 on the citizenry in 2020.

“Eating right is one of the ways that this can happen and the approval of the Oils and Fats Regulations is definitely the right step.”

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