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Sunday, April 07, 2024

Lagos Supermarts Warned To Display Pricetags Or Risk Being Shut Down

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency has directed supermarkets and grocery stores in the state to display prices on their products.
The agency warned that stores that don't follow the law risk being fined or shut down.

This was disclosed in a statement posted on the official website of the Lagos State Government on Saturday.

The statement read, "The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency 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."

In the statement, LASCOPA's General Manager, Afolabi Solebo, emphasised that the absence of price tags is a violation of consumer rights and the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency Law.

He stated that without clear price tags, shoppers cannot compare prices or make informed choices about their groceries,
adding that such practices contradict the Consumer Protection Act, which mandates the clear display of prices for goods and services.

The statement added, "Solebo maintained that failure to comply with the law will result in fines in accordance with consumer protection laws, adding that the agency will not hesitate to seal erring supermarkets over non-disclosure of price tags on products on shelves.
"He urged consumers to report any instances of non-compliance to LASCOPA "

Punch Online reported in February that the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission sealed a popular supermarket in the Garki area of Abuja, Sahad Store, for lack of transparency in the way it fixed prices for products.

From Punch


  1. Isn't that the most basic thing though?
    We go abroad and see how humans handle their services. But many will choose to act like jungle rats.

    Even Instagram vendor selling from boot of car and under their bed will be telling you to 'come to DM'. 🤣Phools.

  2. Well this'll be a bit hard to do. Their prices change with every increase in the exchange rate, so instead of going through the wahala of changing display prices, they just change it in their computers. But the won't change it with fall in rate ooo. E*eano na unable them the call

    1. The name you typed is the first name that crossed my mind

  3. Don't mind supermarkets who want to steal from customers, that is tye only way they refuse to display price tag.

    1. You don't run the business to understand how it goes. What you don't understand you ask questions than this your comment.
      I guess they go by the daily increase in price,why they choose not to put price tag.. Just saying.

  4. Na only super marts? What about other stores i mean markets

  5. Then the ones that display a price that is totally different from what you'll pay at the counter,they should look into this as well.
    This country ehn,na we dey do ourselves🤦‍♀️

  6. A lot of supermarkets in Abuja are guilty of this.

  7. Yes this is good at least you will know what you can afford or not.

  8. Nice one,greedy lots 🙄🙄🙄


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