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FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by God1000(m): 9:45pm On Jun 22
The Federal Government is making plans to prosecute users of PolyChlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs), popularly known as transformer oil, in frying “akara” (bean cake), plantain chips, chicken and other food items.

Prof. Babajide Alloy, a Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Environment, made the disclosure on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of a workshop in Calabar.

According to him, the consumption of food prepared from the chemical substance will expose the public to cancers of the lungs, heart, kidney and liver diseases.

“For a long time, PCBs was the cooling liquid used in electricity transformers, until the world found out that this oil was toxic ,and is trying to phase it out

“Jail term awaits those caught using PCBs to fry akara, chicken and plantain chips at road side to sell to the public because the oil is toxic and carcinogenic.

“We found out that it is all over the place in Nigeria, dump-sites, and in old National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) compounds,” he said.

Alloy said a survey carried out by the ministry revealed that the oil was currently being used in making food like akara.

The consultant added that the unsuspecting public were being deceived by the likeness of the oil to the commonly used groundnut oil.

“Some food vendors now mix PCBs with groundnut oil to fry akara and sell to the general public.

“Of course, they may not know how hazardous what they are doing is. This exercise is to sensitise policy makers and everyone of this malaise.

“It is important to note that spillage of PCBs is always a danger when equipment is to be transported; it should, therefore, be transported only in sealed containers,” he said.

The workshop was organised for state councils, regulatory bodies, power operators and custom officers on application of PCBs regulations and guidelines for Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of PCBs.

https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/fg-to-prosecute-food-vendors-using-transformer-oil/mmj8ksm

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by God1000(m): 9:46pm On Jun 22
People are wicked, why using such oil to make Akara.

Nigerians have switched off their humanity

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by TheStakeHolder(m): 9:52pm On Jun 22
I'm speechless.

lipsrsealed

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by FERNANDEZISBACK: 9:52pm On Jun 22
grin
Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by rickpat(m): 9:55pm On Jun 22
public food in Nigeria can really be risky at times.... ranging from spoilt tomatoes to condemn oil to all sort of garbage...na wa

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by GloriousGbola: 10:04pm On Jun 22
Good lord

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by l69l: 10:04pm On Jun 22
WHAT
shocked shocked shocked

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Ogamysamo: 10:05pm On Jun 22
wickedness in form of charity. how will a normal human being dry akara with transformer oil and still be sitting comfortably in the public to be doing it?

they are killing the people they think they are helping to survive but yet they don't care, May God Help Us In This Our Nigeria

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Deborah98(f): 10:06pm On Jun 22
So this is true. Omo na my mom send am as message to me this early morning. My mom that doesn't like news is now the one enlightening me and telling me recent happenings,Sha I introduced her to nairaland but she got it from other sources I guess. Back to the topic this is very wicked of whoever is doing this,I had to rebroadcast the message to my siblings and other people so they can be aware. Akara wey dey mange hold body dey wan kill us before our time due to greed and wickedness.

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Ogamysamo: 10:07pm On Jun 22
rickpat:
public food in Nigeria can really be risky at times.... ranging from spoilt tomatoes to condemn oil to all sort of garbage...na wa
this one pain me pass anything...

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by rickpat(m): 10:10pm On Jun 22
Ogamysamo:

this one pain me pass anything...
it's crazy...when I first heard it,I thought it was a joke....till I found out that it makes the oil not to dry up on time...na wa Sha

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Ogamysamo: 10:13pm On Jun 22
rickpat:
it's crazy...when I first heard it,I thought it was a joke....till I found out that it makes the oil not to dry up on time...na wa Sha
when the economy don choke;... anything for surviver.

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Arthurity1(m): 10:14pm On Jun 22
USING TRANSFORMER OIL TO FRY AKARA??!!!! AGHHHH!!! TRANSFORMER OIL!!! WHY ARE WE THIS INHUMANE TO EACH OTHER IN NIGERIA?!!

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by VeryWickedMan: 10:17pm On Jun 22
People wicked pass me oo

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Acedude: 10:23pm On Jun 22
VeryWickedMan:
People wicked pass me oo

cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by God1000(m): 10:52pm On Jun 22
Deborah98:
So this is true. Omo na my mom send am as message to me this early morning. My mom that doesn't like news is now the one enlightening me and telling me recent happenings,Sha I introduced her to nairaland but she got it from other sources I guess. Back to the topic this is very wicked of whoever is doing this,I had to rebroadcast the message to my siblings and other people so they can be aware. Akara wey dey mange hold body dey wan kill us before our time due to greed and wickedness.
please spread the message oo, we all should be very careful not to buy food from unknown people.

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by God1000(m): 10:53pm On Jun 22
Ogamysamo:
chai! polychro what did they say!
we are suffering of wicked politicians behold what food vendors are doing
we say politicians are selfish con see weytin follow
some nigerians are truly wicked

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by God1000(m): 10:55pm On Jun 22
rickpat:
public food in Nigeria can really be risky at times.... ranging from spoilt tomatoes to condemn oil to all sort of garbage...na wa
I prepare my food by myself, I don't buy all these gimcrack and shoddy foods

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by God1000(m): 10:55pm On Jun 22
FERNANDEZISBACK:
grin
how are you doing?
Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Beverlyjean(f): 3:53am On Jun 23
The type of people that sell and use this oil are tge same that will vote for Tinubu and will market Tinubu ... they are on the same brain frequency with the ones marketing Tinubu online

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by 8BitGee(m): 5:43am On Jun 23
Is transformer oil that cheap, easily accessible and available?

Wow, people are greedy, wicked and demonic. No wonder life expectancy is so low in Nigeria!

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by FERNANDEZISBACK: 6:13am On Jun 23
God1000:
how are you doing?
Thanks... trust ya doing fine.. wink

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by shortIGBOman: 6:34am On Jun 23
I can bet my left Nyash that, this thing originated from the East.

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by LeoDeKing: 6:43am On Jun 23
shortIGBOman:
I can bet my left Nyash that, this thing originated from the East.
You mean the "innovators"?

I have long stopped buying plantain chips in Lagos traffic. Our innovators have innovated an alternative oil for frying snacks. Infact, the only thing I buy in traffic these days is bottled water.

I still change wipers in traffic because most times na abboki dey sell am.

I no fit shout

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by shortIGBOman: 6:46am On Jun 23
LeoDeKing:

You mean the "innovators"?

Innovators in scam, crime, kidnapping, fake drugs, fake goods, fake everything. grin grin grin

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by haggai247: 7:06am On Jun 23
God1000:
The Federal Government is making plans to prosecute users of PolyChlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs), popularly known as transformer oil, in frying “akara” (bean cake), plantain chips, chicken and other food items.


Prof. Babajide Alloy, a Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Environment, made the disclosure on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of a workshop in Calabar.


According to him, the consumption of food prepared from the chemical substance will expose the public to cancers of the lungs, heart, kidney and liver diseases.

“For a long time, PCBs was the cooling liquid used in electricity transformers, until the world found out that this oil was toxic ,and is trying to phase it out

“Jail term awaits those caught using PCBs to fry akara, chicken and plantain chips at road side to sell to the public because the oil is toxic and carcinogenic.

“We found out that it is all over the place in Nigeria, dump-sites, and in old National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) compounds,” he said.

Alloy said a survey carried out by the ministry revealed that the oil was currently being used in making food like akara.

The consultant added that the unsuspecting public were being deceived by the likeness of the oil to the commonly used groundnut oil.

“Some food vendors now mix PCBs with groundnut oil to fry akara and sell to the general public.

“Of course, they may not know how hazardous what they are doing is. This exercise is to sensitise policy makers and everyone of this malaise.

“It is important to note that spillage of PCBs is always a danger when equipment is to be transported; it should, therefore, be transported only in sealed containers,” he said.

The workshop was organised for state councils, regulatory bodies, power operators and custom officers on application of PCBs regulations and guidelines for Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of PCBs.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/fg-to-prosecute-food-vendors-using-transformer-oil/mmj8ksm&ved=2ahUKEwjd89m7usH4AhXSSvEDHY4ABZ8QFnoECAQQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2uVTthOM6rkThh2G5ZsUcX


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Mynd44
Pcb is dangerous but it's a spit in the bucket compared to big business.
You guys should be more worried of the aspartame and high fructose corn syrup used by brewery PepsiCo and coca cola in making their drinks that has been going on for years. This is the real cause of onset diabetes, and type 2 diabetes.
Not forgetting sugar used in breads that makes one eat without getting fill you eat and eat without satisfaction.

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Ogamysamo: 7:15am On Jun 23
God1000:
some nigerians are truly wicked
more than electric wire wey naked

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Ogamysamo: 7:17am On Jun 23
God1000:
please spread the message oo, we all should be very careful not to buy food from unknown people.
chai and i don eat one for joint this morning o!

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Asianjollof007: 7:39am On Jun 23
Eating outside in nigeria comes with a very big risk, esp bukas and mama put joints. You fit dey chop feaces mixed with saliva inside ewedu and gbegiri without your knowledge.

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by samafooo: 7:48am On Jun 23
Please I just want to ask if the transformer oil is still cheaper?

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by 1stGenAmerican(f): 8:00am On Jun 23
Use of this for human consumption has been banned in the US, Europe, and many other countries since 1978-80ish. Why was this still allowed?

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Re: FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using Transformer Oil by Nnannapat(m): 8:33am On Jun 23
Lies from the pit of hell, someone will just sit in one archaic office somewhere and be fabricating nonsense.

1, A drum (200L) of used transformer oil is over 300k, that is about 1500 naira per litre, how much is a litre of unbranded vegetable oil? Then someone will now use an oil that is higher in value to spoil his/her oil that is cheaper. Does that make any sense?

2,Virgin Transformer oil tastes very awful, so how can one now fry akara with the used one and the Akara will still taste good, if one even try to fry akara with an over used vegetable oil, the taste will be so bad that you might throw the Akara away not to talk of using transformer oil.

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