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Kano govt seizes sub-standard items worth over N100 million



The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has seized different types of sub-standard items worth over N100 million.

The council’s Acting Chairman, Bappa Babba Danagundi, who confirmed the development to journalists on Thursday, said the seized items include spaghetti, rice, palm oil, milk, fertilizer and flour

He said the criminals behind the contraband items had been arrested.

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The chairman said: “We are battling with fertilizer marketers in Kano, it’s their time now. We have made 11 arrests so far and evacuating more than five trucks of fertilizer which are found to be substandard from different places.

“Soon, we’ll get a court order for the burning of those items as we did the last time.

“The problem with the agency is that the law doesn’t stipulate a heavy penalty for the offenders, it’s a very light penalty.”

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