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Rights group blames failed relationships on sex-related products

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
10 February 2022   |   3:05 am
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on relevant government agencies to live up to expectations by protecting Nigerians from unverified sex-related products

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Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on relevant government agencies to live up to expectations by protecting Nigerians from unverified sex-related products offer for sale on online and in traditional markets.

HURIWA said those products are destroying marriages and relationships.

It also called on Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to protect Nigerians whose consumer rights are being abused by fake claims on the efficacy of sex-related products.

National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, made this known while addressing a journalist, yesterday in Abuja. He said that agencies as FCCPC formerly identified as the Consumer Protection Council and NAFDAC are the two leading regulatory authorities that ought to stop deceptive advertisements of sexual wellness and enhancement products that have flooded the airwaves and online/social media and wreaking domestic havoc and destabilising marriages and relationships.

He said: “We are urging the media to sensitise the Federal Government’s agencies responsible for the protection of the rights of Nigerian consumers to wake up from slumber and save Nigerians from abuses and violations of their legal and constitutionally protected rights, especially in the face of what looks like a deluge of KAYANMATA and many other unverified and unscientific products that are sold both online and in the traditional market places in which citizens are deceived into believing in the efficacious effects of those products to enhance their sexual lifestyle.”

“HURIWA is worried that the seemingly growing global demand for sex-related products and increasing awareness of sexual wellness are spurring a boom in the global sex industry amid rising demand for lingerie, contraceptives, condoms, lubricants and sex toys. Business insider predicts the global sex market will grow by nearly seven per cent each year up till 2021.”