The governor of Kano state , Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Sunday set alight 402 tonnes of illicit item confiscated by Kano Consumers Protection Council.
The items destroyed are substandard, fake, adulterated, expired, and unwholesome products that include drugs , food, cosmetics cigarettes animal feeds and grains .
Presenting the multi billion naira illicit products to the governor, Bappa Baba Dan’Agundi, Acting Managing Director (MD) Kano state Consumer Protection Council, explained that the symbolic occasion was a three months of dedication to duty.
Dan’Agundi stated that 1/3 of the total products that were marked for destruction on Sunday were still fallow at the warehouse due to restrictions of space at NDLEA arena .
He said the Council was well equipped by the state government to do carried out its statutory mandate, adding that the Council therefore had no excuse to fail.
The Acting MD said the job of the Council was further made easier by the synergies that existed between sister security agencies, adding that their support over the last three months had been a quick fix.
Bappaa disclosed that in line with the partnership that exist between the Council and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), a senior staff was recently transferred to the council to work closely with it.