Ondo CPC destroys N3.5m products

Admin 02 Aug, 2017 Business

By Fatima Muraina

Consumer protection Council (CPC) in Ondo State has within the last quarter of 2017  destroyed goods and products worth N3.5million.

The state Administrative Secretary of the Council Mr Akin Kayode  disclosed this yesterday in an interview with The Hope in Akure.

He said  the products were seized and destroyed because many of them were expired, some counterfeited and others contraband.

Among the products destroyed are  pharmaceutical items, (drugs) drinks like juice and other beverages including tyres that were substandard and  other items..

Kayode explained that the worth of the products destroyed  are measured on a daily basis .

He noted that the council  give advice  to the people when the product are being destroyed  to desist from selling  those items or   face the wrath of the law.

According to him, most of those products when consumed after expiration can result in  cancer.

His words: “After the expiring date, they become cancerous

“When  cancer sets in with the  multiplication of irregular cells within  the body it can lead to  death”, he said.

In an attempt to prevent such harm coming to  the consumers in the state, the council he stressed withdraws those items for destruction.

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