The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has stressed the need for Lagosians to exercise caution when buying consumable products, particularly during the Id-el-Fitri season.
General Manager of the Agency, Mrs. Kemi Olugbode urged consumers to cultivate the habit of checking product-information and quality of the package before making purchases in order to avoid buying hazardous items.
Olugbode said that it has been discovered that some multinational retail outlets and shops now display expired products on their shelves for sale to unsuspecting consumers but noted that the Agency, through its reinforced surveillance team, has uncovered some shops where unwholesome products are sold.
She said further that LASCOPA has also taken necessary steps to ensure that such defaulters are brought to book.
The General Manager restated the Agency’s resolve to rid the State of all forms of unwholesome or hazardous products through regular on-the-spot surveillance of shops and other places where consumable products are sold.
While wishing Muslims in the State a Happy Id–el-Fitri, Olugbode reiterated the need for all residents to take their safety more seriously by ensuring proper examination of every product package.
She also advised Lagosians to report any hazardous products found in any shop to the Consumer Protection Agency.