The Kano State government says it has destroyed over N1bn worth of fake products confiscated from marketers.
Governor Umar Ganduje says the seizure is part of the fight against Illicit drugs, addiction and the sale of counterfeit products in the state.
Ganduje said the state’s Consumer Protection Council (CPC) confiscated 402 tons of substandard, fake, adulterated, expired and unwholesome products in three months.
Speaking during the destruction of the items, the governor said the seizure of such a quantity of fake items was a clear indication that his administration will not relent in its efforts to ensure that the state is free from such illicit products and also drug abuse among the youths.
“We will make sure that the state is not only dropping from the high position in drug abuse in the country but will make sure that it is free from drug abuse.
“We are working towards the establishment of a law that would ensure that those engaged in selling fake, substandard, adulterated, expired and unwholesome products are brought to book.”
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Earlier in his remarks, the CPC Acting Managing Director (MD), Mr Baffa Dan’agundi said the seizure of the items were recorded within the past three months when he took the mantle of leadership.
He said the Governor instructed him to do everything within his power to ensure that such products no longer in exists in the state.
“I wish to inform you that these seizures were carried out during our operations within the past three months, and we made seizures on a daily basis.
“In the next three months, I have the confidence that we are not going to make such a seizure because the perpetrators know that we are ready for them, we have arrested some of them.
“What you are seeing here, we have over three of it at our warehouse waiting to be destroyed also. And those items we seized are so dangerous to the health.” He said