The Kano Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kano PCACC, forced open and sealed some warehouses in the state where food items worth billions of Naira Were Hoarded. The owners of the warehouses are yet to be known as no one has come forward to claim their ownership.
Kano PCACC went on searching for some warehouses after allegations built up that some citizens were deliberately sabotaging the Nigerian economy to inflict hardships on the residents.
Recall that prices of food items and essential commodities have increased at the commodities in recent times.
The Kano anti-inflammatory agency, PCACC, acting on intelligent information struck several warehouses in and around Dawanau International Grains Market, Singer Market, and Kwari Textiles Market which were all sealed by the commission on Sunday after the warehouses hoarding billions of naira with food items were discovered.
Food items including spaghetti, rice, pasta, sugar, and other food items were discovered at the warehouses.
Kano PCACC Chairman, Muhyi Magaji Rimingado, said the owners of the sealed warehouses should appear before the agencies and prepare themselves for litigations for illegal hoarding of food items at the detriment of all Nigerians.
He said: “As you can see, the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has made true its promise that we are going to embark on the fight against hoarding of essential commodities in the state.
“We started last Thursday, and we have made a significant impact on stopping the instant rise in the price of essential commodities. It was such that within a week, rice had jumped from N52,000 to N61,000.
“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.
“Firstly, we were able to stop the instant increase in prices of the commodities, and secondly, we have the belief that if we sustain the tempo, we will be able to bring down the prices from where they have gotten to.
“As you can see now, we are going around the warehouses, and we met a lot of issues that, after we go back to the office, we are going to digest.
“One fundamental problem is that for each stock we uncover, they claim it is the World Food Programme stock. We wonder if the World Food Programme will starve the country while taking the food somewhere else.”
“I was told here today that the price of maize has jumped from N30,000 to N60,000. So, you see, a 100 percent increase is unacceptable. You can see these stores; there are hundreds of millions of naira worth of hoarded commodities in them.
“We are taking over the stores now, and we are going to make certain arrests because these will not be tolerated. This is not a market; this is a warehouse. We have activated our intelligence mechanism, and they have come up with reports on where and how they are hoarding it.”
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Published 2/12/2024 12:16:04 PM