ALHAJI Ahmed Raji, the President of Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA), has decried the influx of sub-standard products into the country.
Raji told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Thursday that all agencies regulating products must live up to expectation.
He expressed concern at the current situation whereby Nigerians imported garri, a Nigerian staple, from China, saying the development was absurd.
“We want the regulatory agencies to be more vigilant and pro-active so that they can give consumers value for their money.
“They should apprehend criminal minded people who are producing fake products and sanction them appropriately,” he said.
Raji also called on consumers to be vigilant and always ascertain the quality of the products they were buying.
“The consumers need to be vigilant too by checking the products’ expiry date and the content to ensure they worth their money.
“The manufacturers too should do the needful by not giving the public sub-standard products,” Raji said.