ASSOCIATION OF SUPERMARKET OPERATORS AGREE TO SELL RICE AT N16,000 PER BAG

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission says it has reached an agreement with Association of Supermarket operators in the state for sale of rice at N16,000 per 50kg bag.

Mr Muhyi Magaji, the Chairman of the anti-graft agency, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen shortly after a meeting with the association and the Commissioner of Commerce in the state.

It will be recalled that the commission recently signed a similar agreement with the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN) on selling the bag of rice at N16,000 retail price.

According to Magaji, such an agreement is aimed at controlling inflation in the state, and also reducing hardship faced by the people during the lockdown.

Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Commerce, Mr Mahmud Muhammad, said the meeting was part of their efforts to ensure that such agreement become effective.

On his part, the Secretary of the association, Malam Umar Habu, confirmed the development, adding that the agreement is not for them to get profit, but for the poor to enjoy.