SON ramps up fight against fake motor parts

By Post Nigeria June 30, 2015 18:45

SON ramps up fight against fake motor parts

Officials of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, on have shut down illegal operations in a warehouse owned and operated by Asian firm, Canco, following a surprise raid which led to the discovery of a cache of substandard goods worth over N2bn.

The SON proceeded to seal the warehouse, located within the Eleganza plaza, Orile, which had before the raid contained various substandard motor parts including tires, tubes, motor oil, break and gear parts, among others.

The Director, Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate, SON, Mr. Bede Obayi, who spoke to media correspondents, said that the substandard vehicle parts were brought in as bulk shipments by one Ade Ori Nigeria Limited of 118 Willoughby Street, Ebute Meta, Lagos.

It was also revealed that he made 82 shipments containing 194 containers to Nigeria between July 30, 2014 and June 25, 2015.

SON had then trailed the supplying company, which was neither registered with the organization, nor certified to operate under the SON Conformity Assessment Programme, which ensured that goods coming into the country are properly checked and verified in partnership with SON’s overseas partners for authenticity.

Obayi went on to decry the prevalence of adulteration in the country, particularly by Asians who exploit the unfortunate situation of dearth of local manufacturing and production companies to ply the Nigerian streets with dangerous goods.

    “These are Chinese and Indian people doing massive adulteration on Nigerian soil. It is because of them that accidents happen every day on our roads with burst tires and bad motor oil,” Obayi said.