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Consumer Protection Expert Warns Against Indiscriminate Disposal Of Plastics

Nigerians have been advised to desist from the indiscriminate disposal of plastics and nylons.

The Zonal Coordinator, South West, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Alhaji Garba Shitu-Ahmad gave the advice while speaking on this year World Consumer Right Day in Oshogbo.

Alhaji Shitu-Ahmad speaking on the theme “No To Plastic Pollution” said the world is facing a global plastic pollution crisis.

While noting that plastic can be a highly useful material in everyday life, he remarked that consumption and production of plastics have however become unsustainable.

He said now is a critical time in highlighting, addressing, and tackling plastic pollution as the global COVID-19 pandemic adds to the rise of single-use plastics including face masks, gloves, and food packaging.

Alhaji Shitu-Ahmad said this year World Consumer Rights Day is a call to consumers to join together to tackle Plastic Pollution.

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion dedicated to highlighting the power of consumers and their rights for a fair, safe and sustainable marketplace for everyone.

Funmi Adekoya

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