Assembly Passed Bill To Check High Cost Of Goods, Services In Ekiti

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As prices of food and services continue to soar in Ekiti State, the House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to check the extortionate activities of traders and supplier of goods through second reading.

The bill tagged: “Ekiti State Consumer Protection Bill,” according to the Speaker, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, would help in checkmating the activities of extortionists and shylocks when passed and assented to.

After a thorough debate and consideration, the bill was committed to the House Committee on Investment, Trade and Industry, while the Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters was mandated to work on the Victims Charter Bill, 2021.

In his remarks after the debate on the bill, the Speaker said that the bill was aimed at protecting the masses of Ekiti State from shylock marketers, who usually hike prices of foodstuff and other commodities.

I urge the committees to speedily work on the Consumer Protection Bill and that of the Economic Development Council Bill, and report back to the whole House within two weeks,” Afuye said.

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