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Hardship: Nigerian Govt threatens to seal FMCG outlets with deceptive prices

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The Nigerian Government has threatened to seal Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, FMCG, outlets nationwide over deceptive pricing amid rising hardship.

Adamu Abdullahi, the Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC issued this warning in a statement on Saturday amid the rising cost of food.

Abdullahi stated that businesses are expected to display transparent pricing information to empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.

He said businesses must avoid misleading prices and adhere to fair and transparent pricing practices to ensure consumer protection and a healthy market environment.

“The Commission is aware that similar practices may occur at other FCMG outlets nationwide. These outlets are advised to cease such practices immediately to avoid consequences.

“Businesses are expected to display transparent pricing information to empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions, especially during challenging economic times.

“The FCCPC remains committed to combating all forms of exploitative or misleading practices that undermine consumer rights. The FCCPA protects consumer rights and prohibits deceptive business practices. Section 115 outlines potential penalties for violations, including fines for organisations and imprisonment for directors.

“The FCCPC encourages all businesses to adhere to fair and transparent pricing practices to ensure consumer protection and a healthy market environment”, the statement reads.

DAILY POST recalls the Commission sealed up Sahad Stores in Abuja over misleading pricing and high prices on Friday.

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