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FESTIVE SEASON: FCCPC BUSTS DECEPTIVE RICE WEIGHT CLAIMS IN GARKI MODERN MARKET ABUJA.

In an efforts to protect consumer rights and interests, as mandated by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act (FCCPA) 2018, particularly under Sections 17(l)(s), 116(2), 124, 125, 138, and 155.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) conducted a targeted enforcement operation at the Garki Modern Market in Abuja.
The operation aimed to verify the accuracy of product claims on 25kg and 50kg bags of rice.
In a statement signed by the Acting Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adamu Abdullahi says, According to findings  by FCCPC its revealed discrepancies between the weight claims and the actual content.  Saying Such practices not only violate the FCCPA but also exploit consumers through deceptive means.
FCCPC stated that it have issued summons to the perpetrators.
They are required to appear before the Commission and provide a written undertaking to cease these deceptive practices. A Mutual Supervisory Understanding (MSU) will also be issued to monitor compliance.
As the festive season is approaching  the FCCPC encourages consumers to demand and insist on full value for money. While advising to verify the weight of rice packages to align with stated claims and report any inconsistencies through  the complaint tab on the  website.
In accordance with Section 125 of the FCCPA, businesses must not make false or deceptive representations about material facts to consumers. Section 138 further places liability on manufacturers, importers, distributors, and suppliers for breach of implied obligations by law, including product claims.
The Commission  retraited commitment to safeguarding consumer rights and will continue to relentlessly pursue fairness in the marketplace.
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