The House of Representatives is considering empowering the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to regulate the production and sale of packaged water in the country.
A bill to amend the NAFDAC Act, which passed second reading at the plenary, is to allow the agency to “capture other forms of packaged water, other than in bottles”.
The legislation is a product of three bills consolidated by the House.
The joint bill is sponsored by Chairmen of the House Committee on Health Services, Yusuf Sununu; Committee on Health Services, Pascal Obi; and Danchung Bagos.
NAFDAC had earlier in January said it would start carrying out raids on factories producing and selling sachet water without expiry dates and approved codes.