Fake Goods Worth N300bn Confiscated in 2017 by SON

According to Mr. Ostia Aboloma, Director General, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the association appropriated phoney and sub-standard items worth N300 billion the nation over in 2017.

While addressing the opening of a one-day stakeholders’ sensitisation meeting in Yola, this information was revealed by Mr. Sunday Galadima, a director in the organisation who represented Aboloma.

As per him, the issue of phoney and sub-standard items represents a grave threat to lives and economy of Nigeria.

“We have confiscated phoney and sub-standard items worth over N300 billion in 2017 from across the country. The point of this workshop is to instruct partners, both general society and private divisions, on the need to cooperate. Crafted by institutionalization and quality confirmation requires the inclusion of all to guarantee the security of lives and economy of our nation”, he said.

Aboloma said that the association had set out on arraignment and trial of a few speculates connected with the seized products in different courts all over the nation. He said that the association has initiated the authorization of its Act number 14 of 2015 to achieve financial advancement.

He likewise clarified that the association had initiated concentrated patrolling and inquiry of forgers across the country. He spoke to partners to give the association extreme support to guarantee that only standard and quality items were permitted to be transported in or delivered in the nation.

The Commander of FRSC, Yola, Mr. Adegoke Adetunji, in his comments cautioned the overall population to abstain from utilizing spare tyres known as ‘Tokunbo.’ Adding that most mishaps being recorded were connected to blasted tyres.
Adetunji said that the organisation would give the greatest help to SON to make Nigeria sub-standard tyres free.