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NSCDC seals off fake fertiliser company in Minna


Minna – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger on Monday said that it had sealed a suspected fake fertiliser company in Minna, the state capital .
The Corps Commandant in the state, Mr Philip Ayuba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the corps was in search of the owner of the company.
“The fake fertiliser industry is owned by one Alhaji Umaru Karfe who is the state chairman of agro-dealers association.
“He is now on the run but we are making effort to arrest him.’’
Ayuba said that the suspect has been doing the business for over one month and using the avenue to dupe unsuspecting farmers and agro dealers of their money.
He explained that the company located behind Abdulsalami Abubakar ultra modern Motor Park mixed coloured clay, urea and other chemicals to make the alleged fake fertiliser.
The corps commandant said that the suspect’s action amounted to sabotage against the economy of the state and the country at large.
“Going by what he was doing he was impoverishing the farmers by selling fake fertiliser to them.’’
He advised agro-dealers in the state to purchase their fertiliser from accredited dealers and demand to see the goods before payment.
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Ayuba urged members of the public to report such economic saboteurs to security agencies for proper action.
He said the suspect would be investigated and arraigned in court after his arrest. (NAN)

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