Nigerian traders under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Traders, NANTS wants you to stop buying and eating imported food.

They want every Nigerian to eat only food produced in Nigeria.

Mrs Ruth Agbo, who is NANTS National woman leader, made the appeal at a campaign against ‘Illegal Importation of Foods and Indiscriminate use of chemical on food items’, in Abuja.

She said it had become necessary to create awareness on the importance of consuming locally grown food in the country.

“This campaign is very important because it is in line with the government’s policy on import substitution, which advocates that we should be able to eat what we produce in this country.

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“Knowing full well that everything that is imported into the country, especially as it concerns to what we eat, is usually not in perfect condition for our health.

“We are doing this campaign against illegal importation of foods and indiscriminate use of chemical in food for preservation.

“Some of our traders are still using chemicals to preserve their food, so this is also an avenue to sensitise them to know that some of these chemicals are very harmful,” she said.

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