The Kano State Government on Wednesday destroyed assorted expired products worth over N5 million confiscated from traders.
The Senior Special Assistant, Sanitation Vanguards, Jafaru Ahmed-Gwarzo supervised the burning of the expired items conducted along Gezawa road.
He said that the items comprised soft drinks, cosmetics, beverages and other essential commodities confiscated from Singer market and some super markets in Kano.
He said some of the suspects had since been convicted and now serving jail terms in various prisons in the state.
“Section 14 of the Kano State Public Health Edict mandates sanitary health workers to seize expired items and report the suspects for prosecution.
“We destroyed the expired items on the directive of the court that convicted the suspects,” Mr Ahmed-Gwarzo said.
He urged members of the public to always look for the expiry date of any product they want to buy to avoid consuming fake and unwholesome products.
The official said the government would not allow unpatriotic traders to continue selling expired goods to unsuspecting individuals, assuring that necessary steps are being taken to check the ugly trend.
“The state government found it necessary to take measures to check the illegal activities of some of the traders to safeguard the health of the people,” he said.
Mr Ahmed-Gwarzo urged people of the state to report such unpatriotic traders to appropriate law enforcement agency for necessary action against them.