President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that producers and providers of consumable products be held accountable for their actions.
This followed the report of the infiltration of adulterated fuel into Nigeria.
The President, through his media aide, Garba Shehu, said directives have been issued to the relevant government agencies to take every step in line with the laws of the country to ensure the respect and protection of consumers against market abuses and social injustices.
The directive is in reaction to the issue of petroleum product shortages linked to the inadvertent supply of products of foreign origin into the Nigerian market.
According to the presidency, the protection of consumer interests is of top priority to the present administration and is ready to take all necessary measures to protect consumers from hazardous products, loss or injuries from the consumption of substandard goods.
Buhari also directed in the statement on Thursday, that in line with the law, service providers must make full disclosure of relevant information with respect to the consumption of their products and that dissatisfied consumers are entitled to a proper redress of their complaints.
Recall that through importation of fuel for local consumption, over 100milion litres of adulterated fuel had found its way into the Nigerian market, prompting scarcity of the product as government regulatory agencies tried to mop up the poor product from the system.