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Sanwo-Olu’s government sends strong warning to Lagos residents, asks them not to eat poisonous plantain chips

The Lagos government under Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu has issued an advisory to consumers regarding the consumption of fried plantains, commonly known as “plantain chips.”

Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) gave the caution on Tuesday, saying the advice became necessary given a viral online picture posted by an eye witness showing a “plantain chips” seller allegedly adding polythene known as “rubber” into the hot vegetable oil used for frying the plantain.

The agency expressed deep concern about the health implications this may have on consumers.

“In light of this alarming discovery, the Agency, therefore, advised all consumers to exercise caution and be vigilant about where they purchase their plantain chips in order not to ignorantly expose themselves to any harmful substances or preventable food poisoning,” LASCOPA said in a statement.

According to the statement, the agency is presently investigating this discovery and will take appropriate actions to protect consumers and hold accountable those responsible for the dangerous practice.

LASCOPA called on members of the public to assist in calling the attention of appropriate government agencies to all unfriendly and unlawful practices among sellers of consumable items that can put the health of consumers at risk.

The statement read, “A statement issued by the Agency today stated that the advice was necessary given the viral online picture posted by an eye witness showing a “plantain chips” seller allegedly adding Polythene known as “Rubber” into the hot vegetable oil used for frying the plantain.

“LASCOPA expresses deep concern about the health implications this may have on consumers.

“In light of this alarming discovery, the agency, therefore, advised all consumers to exercise caution and be vigilant about where they purchase their plantain chips in order not to ignorantly expose themselves to any harmful substances or preventable food poisoning.

“The Agency is presently investigating this discovery and will take appropriate actions to protect consumers and hold accountable those responsible for the dangerous practice.

“Meanwhile, members of the public are urged to assist in calling the attention of appropriate government agencies including LASCOPA to all unfriendly and unlawful practices among sellers of consumable items that can put the health of consumers at risk.

“LASCOPA is located at No 2B, Soji Adepegba Close off Allen Avenue Ikeja with Annex offices situated within Badagry Local Government Secretariat, Bariga LCDA, Ikorodu Local Government and Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA.

“The Agency can also be contacted via email at lascopa@lagosstate.gov.ng or lasgcopa@gmail.com or through the following phone numbers: 08124993885, 09064323154, and 08092509777.”

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