Jigawa Govt. impounds N100m adulterated farm produce

Farm Produce
Farm Produce

The Jigawa Consumer Protection Committee, said it impounded adulterated farm produce worth over N100 million from 2018 till date.

The Committee’s Chairman, Farouk Abdallah, made the disclosure on Monday in Hadejia, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

He said that the committee impounded many bags of adulterated hibiscus, sesame and flour in Mallammadori, Taura and Gujungu areas of the state.

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“Part of our mandate is to impound adulterated produce and handover the offenders to relevant authorities for prosecution.

“Recently, we impounded 80 bags of hibiscus at Mallammadori, while the suspects were arraigned in a magistrates’ court in Hadejia.

“Just last week, we seized 40 bags of sesame in Gujungu. They offenders will also be prosecuted.’’

Mr Abdallah warned produce merchants against selling unwholesome farm produce in whatever guise, saying anyone found wanting would be prosecuted.

“Our objective is to ensure that the interests of both the buyer and seller are protected.

“Therefore, we often sensitise traders, through multiple channels, on the need to avoid selling unwholesome produce to the general public.

“Our intelligent officers are everywhere and will surely report offenders to us,” he said.

NAN