Reps summon heads of NAFDAC, FCCPC over ‘ineffective’ toiletries’

The House of Representatives has summoned NAFDAC Director General Mojisola Adeyeye and Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Executive Vice President Babatunde Irukera.

Officials must appear before the House Commerce Committee to justify the presence of harpic and hypo, and other non-effective cleaning disinfectants on the market or otherwise.

This resolution followed a motion proposed by Sergius Ogun (PDP, Edo) during Tuesday’s plenary.

Moving his motion, Mr Ogun accused manufacturers of toilet sanitizers of misleading customers with adverts.

He described most big brands like Hypo and Harpic as “inefficient and shoddy”, adding that they leave a lot to be desired.

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“Despite the poor quality of these toilet cleaning sanitizers, there are several television commercials that mislead unsuspecting members of the public who rely on these commercials to make purchases.

“Nigerians are using these sanitizers to clean their homes, offices, hospitals, churches and mosques without getting value for their money spent on buying these products,” he said.

Therefore, the House instructed its Commerce Committee to conduct the investigation and report back to the House in four weeks.


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