The Sokoto State Government has announced the seizure of over 1,200 jerrycans of adulterated cooking oil at the Central Market in the state.
A statement signed and issued to newsmen on Thursday by the state Commissioner for Health, Asabe Balarabe, said the state also intercepted another five truckload of the product taken to the state capital.
Balarabe said the state government took the action to safeguard the health and well-being of its citizens.
She said, “Members of the public are hereby advised to desist from buying the adulterated commodities in the state, as such food commodities are proven to be causing health problems including cancer of various types, which do not manifest immediately.
“They equally cause other slow manifesting diseases like kidney disease as well as immediate diseases like Diarrhea and vomiting among others.
“Similarly, the public is advised to be vigilant and report any suspected adulterated goods to the security agencies or the Ministry of Health in this state.”
The commissioner warned marketers in the state to desist from selling adulterated commodities as failure to comply will attract the full wrath of the law.