Lagos State Government has warned residents against drinking expired and contaminated fruit juice as Kano State recorded 10 deaths.
According to the authorities in Kano, the poisonous fruit juice claimed three lives last month while 400 other persons landed in the hospital.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa disclosed that the contaminated fruit juice resulted in kidney-related ailments for 50 persons in the state.
Tsanyawa stated, “As you are aware, the ministry of health had in the recent past announced the outbreak of a strange disease traceable to the consumption of a substandard drink.
“The consumption of this fake and substandard product has telling effects on the kidney and other vital organs of the body.
“Due to excessive heat that coincides with Ramadan, there is a possibility for high patronage of juices; I want to use this opportunity to caution residents to be on the watch-out.”
Consequently, the Lagos State Government urged residents to be cautious about what they drink and eat especially during the Ramadan period.
Speaking on the development, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso advised Lagosians to confirm the expiry date of products before consumption.
He said, “We have consumer protection agency saddled with the responsibility of curbing fake products and prosecuting people selling such.
“People must watch out for expiry dates on the products they consume and they have to ensure that such products are NAFDAC approved.”