Lagos Govt Seals 2 Supermarkets Over Expired Products

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Two supermarkets- Green Basket and TobbyEd, located at 35 and 40, Fola Agoro Street in Shomolu of Lagos State, have been sealed by the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), due to the violation of consumer rights, through the sales of expired, unwholesome and substandard products.

Afolabi Solebo, LASCOPA's general manager, said the supermarkets were shut down because they were selling expired items like Tomi Apple drinks, Nutriben Cereals, SMA Gold and Quick Oats.

He said the agency's Monitoring and Enforcement team found that some of the items had been out of stock since January 2023 but were still being sold to people who didn't know they had expired, which was against the law in Lagos.

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Solebo asked people to get in touch with LASCOPA if they found any supermarket selling expired or dangerous products to people all over the state. He directed them to LASCOPA's head office at 2b Soji adepegba close, off Allen Avenue, in Ikeja or any of their annex offices in Badagry, Bariga, Ikoyi, Obalende, and Iorodu.

He also implored concerned members of the public to call 08092509777, 08124993895, 09064323154 or send emails to lascopa@lagosstate.gov.ng or lascopa@gmail.com to report any individual or company that infringes on their rights.

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) was established on the need to engender a mechanism for consumers’ protection and ensure that consumers in the state have value for their money and create a sustainable confidence in them.

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A law known as the Lagos State Consumer Protection Committee Law, Cap L15, Laws of Lagos, 2003, was enacted and activated in year 2008 with the inauguration of the Lagos State Consumer protection Committee (LSCPC) on the 27 February, 2008.

 

 

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