Anambra State government says it will synergize with the Federal Competition Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, in the fight against menace of fake and substandard products in circulation.
The FCCPC is former Consumer Protection Agency.
C Don Adinuba, State commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, said this while receiving a delegation from FCCPC, who paid him a courtesy visit at his Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.
He said that government was mindful of its duties to safeguard the Ndi Anambra from consumption of unwholesome products and exploitation by marketers.
Adinuba requested for a proposal from the commission to enable the government to embark on full scale sensitisation campaigns on dangers of fake and adulterated products.
“All we want is a proposal to enable us to assist you. We will collaborate with the Ministry of Commerce and the media to disseminate messages on existence of fake products.
“It is going to be a real mass movement to save lives of the people and their future,” he added.
While pledging to assist the commission, he said that the state government had created an enabling environment for businesses to thrive as it could attract not less than $5 billion investment into the state.
Ngozika Obidike, zonal coordinator of FCCPC, appealed for immediate action to help to curb the menace of fake and substandard products and its adverse effect on lives of the people.
She thanked the commissioner for his understanding of the degree of the problem, pledging to send in him their proposal immediately.
They presented a gift item to the commissioner.
Obidike was accompanied by Anthony Nwafor, assistant director, Consumer Education, Chukwu Uchegbu, chief survellence executive officer and Clementina, principal research officer.
The team from Information ministry present are Obiageliaku Umeadi, acting permanent secretary, Tony Nweke, acting director, Information and Tony Nezianya, special assistant to governor on Media.
– Mar. 20, 2018 @ 06:22 GMT /