The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has disclosed that the organisation has destroyed substandard LPG cylinders, aluminium and galvanized roofing sheets worth over N450 million.
The Director, Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate, SON, Obiora Manafa, who made the disclosure noted that these goods failed the minimum requirement of the standards and were destroyed because they were classified as life-endangering and unfit for consumption in the country.
Manafa explained that despite efforts aimed at curbing the menace, these goods still find their way into the nation’s shores, while reaffirming its commitment to leave no stone unturned in its fight against substandard goods.
“We are here to destroy some substandard goods seized from some unscrupulous importers and marketers. Among goods to be destroyed include cylinders, aluminium roofing sheets, galvanised steel roofing sheets. The goods we are destroying are the ones that failed the critical parameters and we cannot allow them to get into circulation because they are life-threatening.”
He noted that these goods came from different sources where some were evacuated from warehouses and intercepted on the high ways. He stated that the standards for roofing sheets were clear, stressing that the standards for aluminium profile roofing sheets specifies a minimum thickness of 0.4mm.