Abiodun OBA

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that the protection of consumer interests is a priority of his administration.

The president spoke in reaction to the issue of petroleum product shortages linked to the inadvertent supply of products of foreign origin into the Nigerian market.

Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, ordered that producers and providers of consumable products be held accountable for substandard services and or products sold by them.

The President has also given directives to the relevant government agencies to take every step in line with the laws of the country to ensure the respect and protection of consumers against market abuses and social injustices.

He added that his administration was ready to take all necessary measures to protect consumers from hazardous products, loss or injuries from the consumption of substandard goods.

He directed that in line with the law, service providers must make full disclosure of relevant information with respect to the consumption of their products and that dissatisfied consumers were entitled to a proper redress of their complaints.

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