Kano Consumer Protection Council seals adulterated cooking oil factory

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Kano State Consumer Protection Council, KSCPC on Wednesday said it has uncovered and sealed a factory where adulterated and unhygienic cooking oil is packaged in the state.

The chairman of the council, Idris Bello Danbazau who disclosed this on Wednesday also said it succeeded in arresting not fewer than 10 workers of the factory while the owners fled.

Danbazau further said the council is currently on the trail of the owners.

According to him, “On Tuesday, KSCPC Inspectors discovered this very filthy environment where Adulterated cooking oil is made in Dakar area of Kano. No wonder a lot of people fall ill mysteriously & some even die.

“Some workers both males & females numbering about 10 have been arrested. The owners ran away and we are searching for them,” the council Chairman, Danbazau said.

In a statement issued to newsmen shedding more lights on the development, the Council’s Public Relations Officer, Musbahu Aminu Yakasai said the council received information about the factory which immediately swung into action and visited the area.

“The cooking oil refining is being conducted near a huge refuse collection centre and the place is unhygienic which is dangerous to the health of the people of the area and Kano people in general.

“People should understand that the work Consumer Protection Council is doing is not meant to downgrade or destabilise someone’s business but to make some corrections that will improve their trades and for the consumers to buy standard products.

“We called on the people to continue to support Kano State Consumer Protection Council towards achieving its set objectives,” Yakasai however said.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the factory is located at Dakata, Ranji quarters in Nasarawa local government area of the state.

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