Director General of the standards organization of Nigeria (SON), Mr. Osita Aboloma, has said that seized fake and substandard tyres worth over N400 million from dealers across the country by officials of the agency are set for destruction.
Speaking recently in Abuja, Aboloma said that the tyres, which had been kept safely in the agency’s warehouses were seized by its enforcement officers in an operation that lasted for several months.
While justifying the reason for the seizures, Aboloma disclosed that ”We will continue to take necessary steps towards cleaning up our economy and our country of substandard products so that Nigerians will have the benefit of enjoying quality and safe products. It is also of creating space for Nigerian-made products to sell, reason being that, right now, many quality local products are being choked by cheap imported but substandard ones”.
In his message to motorists, the Director General enjoined them to take precautions and measures that will safeguard their passengers’ lives as they move along the highways.
While he blamed the motorists for causing accidents on Nigerian roads due to their carelessness and their desire to make maximum profits, he also enjoined them to always check the status of their tyres before embarking on journeys.
According to him, the standards organization of Nigeria (SON), would continue to come up with policies that will enlighten Nigerians as well as make moves to reprimand offenders who engage in acts that are not in accordance to laid down procedures to the existence of Nigerians.