The Kano State Consumer Protection Council says it has so far confiscated assorted sub-standard items worth over N100 this year.
Acting chairman of the council, Baffa Babba Dan’agundi, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in his office yesterday.
He said despite the challenges he met after he returned to the council, he recorded huge successes by arresting unscrupulous elements that were producing sub-standard or counterfeit products within the state.
“We are battling with fertiliser marketers in Kano, it’s their time now, we have made 11 arrests so far, evacuating more than five trucks of fertiliser which were found to be sub-standard from different places.
“Soon we’ll get the court order for the burning of those items as we did the last time, we burned over 100 trucks, the largest ever in the state,” he said.
On the issue of prosecuting the offenders, Dan Agundi said; “The problem with the agency is that law doesn’t stipulate heavy penalty for the offenders, it’s very light penalty. If it’s a company, they charge them about N500,000 as penalty and three or five months imprisonment and or if it’s an individual, N250,000”.
He urged people of the state to desist from any action capable of tarnishing the good image of the state and putting lives of innocent citizens in jeopardy.