By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
Despites all efforts being made by the kano State Government and other food administration agencies to ban the sales and consumption of some contaminated fruit juices in the state, many retail shops and open markets still selling the products to their consumers without following directives.
Our correspondent who visited many markets and shops in the city of Kano and other rural areas reported that there are different types of imported juices that must be thoroughly checked and fished out from the shelves especially at present when most of the citizens are unaware of what is happening in the society about the killer juices.
Furthermore, Malam Abdullahi Garba, Hajiya Fati Umar and Lawan Aminu told New Nigerian that, ” we just came to know that many people have gone as a result of consuming some juices and we heard little about the ban of the consumption of the juice, but we realised that such juices are always imported, while some were locally produced by the people just to makes money during fasting”.
They called on the Kano State Government to tighten its belt in fishing out all imported juices from the shops, open rural markets or other places that commercial activities are done during breaking of fast in order to ensure that everybody is healthy, and advised the people to stop drinking any juice that is brought into the society to avoid being victims.