The Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Affiliation (YYSA), on Thursday, expressed assist for the transfer by the Nationwide Meeting to ban importation and manufacturing of bleaching cream in Nigeria.
In an announcement by its Nationwide President, Hammed Olalekan, the group mentioned it was glad that the Federal Legislature “is intending to control the importation and manufacturing of lotions, which individuals are utilizing to tone their skins’’.
“As a part of its advocacies to instil proper values, proper attitudes and behaviours which can be acceptable amongst youths throughout Nigeria, the YYSA is in full assist of this transfer.
“Bleaching is an act of immorality that has change into a commonality in Nigeria.
“It’s because it’s usually utilized by all courses of individuals within the society together with elites.
“It’s undoubtedly an epidemic in Nigeria and, if not curtailed, will later result in an outbreak of most cancers, not solely amongst adults however youngsters.
“That is for the truth that nursing moms too are actually utilizing it on their infants,’’ Olalekan mentioned.
In keeping with the group, extreme punishment must also be instructed in the course of the enactment of the regulation.
Recall that the senate, on Tuesday directed the Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC) to control importation, formulation, and sale of cosmetics inside Nigeria.
Senator Remi Tinubu raised the movement throughout plenary on Tuesday, urging NAFDAC to get up to its duty of defending Nigerians in opposition to dangerous merchandise, particularly bleaching cream.