18 November 2012

Nigeria: CPC Warns Against Sell of Sub-Standard Goods in Kano

Kano — Alhaji Nuhu Bello, the Chairman, Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) in Kano State, has warned supermarket owners against selling of sub-standard goods to consumers.

Bello gave the warning at a stakeholders meeting held in his office in Kano on Saturday.

According to him, the supermarket owners have key role to play in stopping the sale of smuggled, expired and sub-standard goods to the citizenry.

"We want to inform you that we are set to visit any supermarket at any given time to inspect your goods.

"We will not hesitate in taking action against anyone found selling sub-standard goods," he warned.

He said that the committee had so far uncovered several items that were either pirated or smuggled into the state.

A member of the committee, Ghali Sule, told the meeting that the supermarkets should also monitor the kind of drugs, which they sold to consumers.

Sule pointed out that the committee members had discovered that many supermarkets in Kano were involved in drugs retailing, advising them not to sell prohibited or expired drugs to the public.

Alhaji Tajuddeen Aminu, the Manager of a City Supermarket, Kano, stressed the need for regulatory agencies in the state to check the importation of sub-standard goods.

NAN reports that the Kwankwaso administration had set up a Consumer Protection Committee to check the quality and worthiness of goods consumed in the state.


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