A pile load of expired products such as cosmetics and canned drinks, worth millions of Naira, have been burned in Imo State.
The burning the products was carried out at Avu junction, Owerri, the Imo State capital.
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.