Dutse – The Jigawa State Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) said it had seized no fewer than 238 fake measuring bowls (mudus) from traders in the last few weeks.
The CPC Chairman, Alhaji Faruk Abdullahi, said this while speaking with newsmen in Dutse on Sunday.
Abdullahi said the items were seized from the traders in six different markets in the state.
He listed the markets to include that of Suletankarkar, Malammadori, Hadejia, Garungabas and Balangu towns.
The chairman said that the gesture was to check lack of uniformity of measuring bowls in all the markets, adding that the gesture would also provide consumers some protection.
According to him, it will also sensitise business environment as well as ensure transparency in all commercial transactions in the state.
Abdullahi identified lack of standardised weights and measures in the state as factors responsible for disparity in the sizes of bowls being used by traders in the markets.
He expressed regret that the seized bowls were contracted by the traders in order to short-change unsuspecting buyers. (NAN)