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Sanctions await importers of fake products in Trade Fair complex—ED/CEO

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The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lagos International Trade Fair Complex Management, Barr. Vera Ndanusa has made it clear that going forward, any dealer or importer of substandard product into the complex by any means shall be sanctioned and may lose his or her warehouse, and shops.

Reacting to the recent burst of a syndicate specializing in importing fake tyre (Not in Africa Tyre Village) by operatives of Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), she decried the criminal act and vowed to follow up the matter even as SON is still investigating the matter.

She also made reference to an earlier similar incident at the BBA, where the operatives of NAFDAC bounced on the complex without recourse to the Management and made several seizures of substandard drinks.

The ED revealed that whereas NAFDAC is working on the case, Trade Fair Management is currently working out sanctions for such criminal offence in the complex and warned that any market association that by-passes the Management in reporting similar cases to agencies of the government will be adequately sanction for abuse of protocol.

According to her, “Trade Fair complex is known for quality goods and services and anybody that tries to embarrass that respect shall forfeit any physical investments he or she has in the complex.”

Barr. Ndanusa, who is currently undergoing ministerial retreat in Abuja, confided in Business Hilights that as soon as she concludes the training and back in Lagos, she will convene a strategic meeting with Presidents of all association to discuss issues bordering on substandard products and other key matters concerning the complex.

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