Tayo AFOLABI

The Kano State Government is fully determined to checkmate the dubious acts of perpetrators selling counterfeit goods to the public. 

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said his government on Sunday emphasized this during the destruction  of adulterated food, drinks and fake drugs worth N1 billion. 

The counterfeit goods estimated at over 400 tonnes were seized at various parts of the state by the Kano State Consumer Protection Council.   

Governor Ganduje described the unwholesome act as unacceptable noting that it is high time for marketers of adulterated food, drinks and counterfeit drugs to have a re-think. 

While commending the notable security agencies like the National Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Kano state Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC), for taking the gauntlet in tracking the culprits, Ganduje re-affirmed the resolve and commitment of his administration in fighting the menace to a logical conclusion.

The governor  stressed that with the menace taking a disastrous toll on unsuspecting customers, people would continue to entertain fear about their safety. 

In his remarks, the Acting Managing , KSCPC, Alhaji Baffa Babba Danagundi said his commitment towards fighting the menace has been inspired by the support and encouragement they have gotten from the State Government . 

Danagundi  explained that the 50 Million Naira  take-off grant they received had greatly strengthened the war against adulterated food, drinks and counterfeit drugs.

Earlier, the Director-General of  NAFDAC, Professor Majisola Christiana Adeyeye represented by the head of the agencies Taskforce  described Kano state as a leading pace-setter in the fight against adulterated food  drinks  and counterfeit drugs. 

Adeyeye said with the shining example shown by Kano in putting a stop to such an illicit act, everyone is fully convinced that the fight is a holistic one, adding that NAFDAC would never fold its arms in allowing some irresponsible marketers to hold people to ransom.

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