Adulterated and expired products ranging from canned drinks and cosmetics worth over millions of naira have been burnt to ashes in Imo State.
The exercise took place on Monday at Avu junction, Owerri, where the products were assembled for burning.
The Acting Director General of Consumer Protection Council, Imo State chapter, Lucy Obioma Okafor expressed regret at the level of substandard and adulterated products in the markets, insisting that the council will stop at nothing in ridding the State of such.
“We shall continue to burn every fake product in Imo State. Manufacturers of these substandard products should be careful because we won’t spare anyone.
“As a regulatory body, we are consumer-friendly and will fight to ensure the good health of our citizenry,” he said.
The DG, however, expressed delight that some traders and marketers selling fake products in the State had been exposed.