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Kano anti-graft agency seals warehouses for allegedly hoarding food items

The Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday sealed warehouses suspected to be hoarding food items and essential commodities in the state.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mr Muhuyi Rimingado, in a statement on Wednesday in Kano, listed the commodities to include 19, 500 bags of flour and 5, 120 bags of sugar.

Others are, 79, 645 cartons of spaghetti and 37, 000 cartons of pasta.
Rimingado said that the items were seized at ‘Singer market’ sequel to a raid conducted by the operatives of the commission.

The commission had earlier directed traders involved in unilateral hike in prices of food items to sell them at regulated prices or risk forfeiture.

Rimingado said the commission also uncovered fraudulent activities by some traders, who wretched taking advantage of the lock down occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic to hoard and inflate prices of food and essential commodities.

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje had earlier expressed concern over hoarding and hike in prices of food commodities in the state.

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