Ogun state government asks VCDP to introduce standard weight to ensure buyers are not cheated

Ogun state government has asked its Rice and Cassava Value Chain Development Programme Coordinators to involve market women and other key stakeholders in introducing standard weight and measures instruments to ensure buyers are not cheated  for  quantity of food stuff sold to them.

The Commerce and Industry Commissioner, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru who made the call during stakeholders meeting in Abeokuta, also urged corporate organizations operating in the state, to see the provisions of the standard weight and measures instruments, as one of their corporate social responsibilities to encourage foodstuff traders.

Ashiru lauded  the rice and cassava value chain development programme co-ordinators  and  its partners, IFAD  and  federal government for  the bold initiative, asking them to do more of advocacy to encourage the usage of standard weight and measures instruments.

The state rice and cassava value chain development programme co-ordinator, Samuel Adeogun explained that the objective of introducing the standard weight and measures instrument is to increase the farmers’ income.

Also representative of the national programme co-ordinator, Ken Ukaoha  said the instrument will ensure justice and fairness for  the traders and buyers in the market.

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