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SON destroys cylinders worth N450m

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has destroyed substandard LPG cylinders and aluminium and galvanized roofing sheets worth over N450 million.

The Director, Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate, SON, Mr. Obiora Manafa stated this at a destruction site in Lagos.

He explained that despite efforts aimed at curbing the menace, these goods still find their ways into nation’s shores.

Mr. Obiora Manafa, said the goods destroyed were classified as life-endangering and unfit for consumption in the country.

The Director said the goods were evacuated from warehouses and intercepted on the high ways.

He said some of the products seized were imported from China and Turkey and did not come with SONCAP certificates.

Mr. Manafa maintained that the SON Act has helped in reducing the preponderance of fake and substandard goods in the country, as the agency also deploys sensitization programmes to create awareness on the negative impact substandard goods on lives and property.

Victoria Chimezie

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