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Lagos State Government Threatens to Seal Supermarket Over Non-Disclosure of Price Tag on Products

The Lagos State Government has warned supermarkets and grocery stores throughout the state to display price tags on all products, warning that failure to comply may result in sealing of non-compliant establishments.

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) made the warning on Saturday, April 6, as a measure to enhance transparency and safeguard consumers from potential price exploitation.

This initiative aims to prevent misunderstandings and inconvenience at the point of sale, fostering a more straightforward and consumer-friendly shopping experience.

“The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has issued a stern warning to supermarkets and grocery stores within the state regarding the non-disclosure of price tags on products.

“LASCOPA’s warning aims to ensure transparency and protect consumers from potential price exploitation as non-disclosure of price tags can lead to misunderstandings and inconvenience at the point of sale,’’ the statement read in part.

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Mr. Afolabi Solebo, the General Manager of LASCOPA, emphasized that the absence of price tags on products infringes upon consumer rights and violates the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency Law.

He pointed out that this lack of transparency prevents consumers from making informed purchasing decisions. Solebo further highlighted that these practices are in direct contradiction with the Consumer Protection Act, which requires the clear display of prices for goods and services to facilitate informed consumer choices.

He provided the agency’s phone lines - 08124993885, 09064323154, and 08092509777, urging the public to actively participate in safeguarding their consumer rights.

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