Ebonyi seals off Abakaliki rice mill over alleged poison “The Ministry of Environment, which first received the report, informed us that the products are not fit for human consumption.
“The primary aim of every government is to protect the lives of its citizens as we want to prevent unsuspecting citizens from purchasing such products,” he said.
Commenting further on the situation, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Emmanuel Onwe, noted that the government did not know the source from where the products infiltrated the market and the type of poison involved.
“We do not know whether they are rat or other types of poisons but the commissioner for environment quickly dispatched a team to the mill on receiving the news of the infiltration.
“The team confiscated some samples of the product and they had labels of ‘not fit for human consumption’ boldly written on them.