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.