The Kano state government has taken steps against putting an end to the hoarding of commodities in the state, News About Nigeria reports.
This was seen in the state as the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti Corruption Commission, PCACC, shut down warehouses and confiscated essential goods running to several millions of Naira stocked in ten warehouses at Dawanau international commodity market in Kano metropolis on Sunday.
The Chairman of the Commission, Barrister Muhyi, made this known, stating that the operation is aimed at launching a manhunt for food hoarders who Imposed untold hardship on the citizens.
He noted that the operation does not come as a surprise as the Commission had earlier promised to embark on the fight against the hoarding of essential commodities in the state.
He added that the operation which kicked off on February 8, 2024, has made a significant impact towards stopping the instant rise in the price of essential commodities, adding that within a week, the price of rice had skyrocketed from N52,000 to N61,000.
“Alhamdulillah from what we have done so far, we are certain that there is an impact. From here we are going to the market to ascertain the situation,” he said.
Muhyi further noted that the Commission was successful in stopping the instant increase in prices of the commodities, noting that if the tempo is sustained, the Commission will be able to bring down the prices from where they have gotten to.
“As you can see now we are going round the warehouses and we met a lot of issues which after we go back to the office we are going to digest. “One fundamental problem is each stalk we enter they will be claiming that it is the World Food Program Store. We wonder if the world food program will starve the country while taking the food somewhere else,” he added.