Atoki: Importation of Substandard Goods Killing Local Industries by Yinka Kolawole

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The Director General of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mrs. Modupe Catherine Atoki, has said the flooding of Nigeria’s market with substandard products is killing the growth of local industries. Atoki called for serious efforts by relevant government agencies to checkmate economic saboteurs and some importers from turning the nation into a dumping ground for adulterated and low quality products. The chief executive, who stated this during a working visit to the zonal office of CPC in Osogbo  remarked: “We have a system that give leeway for substandard products and goods to flood the market and this development is inhibiting the growth of the local industries, producing similar products in Nigeria.” Read more

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