The Engine Lubricant Association of Nigeria, a subsidiary of NUPENG Kano chapter has decried the closure of their shops and businesses in Kano metropolis by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON.
The Chairman of the Association, Comrade Ali Gama, said their members were operating legitimate businesses devoid of adulteration and misconduct in Kano state.
Comrade Gama maintained that in an effort to ensure sanity in their businesses, the headquarters of SON headed by the Director General had engaged members of the association nationwide on bilateral talks aimed at improving the sector, which was currently on going.
He said two months ago the State Coordinator SON, in Kano, Malam Yunusa Mohammad led a team to their shops demanding for a sample of the engine oil they trade on for laboratory test.
Comrade Gama noted that some few days ago a task force team from SON evaded their shops and sealed them off, claiming that it was an order from the Director General.
He described the act as uncalled for and urged relevant authorities to intervene, with the aim of saving millions of members from losing their jobs.
Responding on the issue the State Coordinator of SON in Kano, Mallam Yunusa Mohammad said what the lubricant sellers were selling to the public was a raw material for blending engine oil.
Mallam Yunusa said in an effort to ensure quality assurance of goods sold to the public, SON deemed it necessary to bring an end to the selling of raw materials to the public as finished.