The Nigerian Federal Government has given the go ahead to Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to put any dealers who sell below standard products behind bars. The Federal Government said SON has the right to jail any defaulter for at-least ten (10) years without any fine.
Acting Director General of SON, Dr Paul Angya has given a deadline to stakeholders forum for Tyre dealers in Lagos and it states that; Fake tires has caused several deaths in the country based on a recent report by the Road Safety Commission of Nigeria.
“Our new Act 2015 empowered us to jail promoters of sub-standard product up to 10 years and we will not relent to jail any culprit. ‘’We are going to stamp out corruption among the tyre dealers,
“we are going to set up a task-force and we will not sleep until we confirm that accidents in the country are not traced to substandard tyres again.”
“We are ready to eliminate importation of sub-standard products into Nigeria, because of this we have reached out to other government agencies to ensure that we work together and stop smugglers of fake products into the country.
“If you have fake Tyre in your shop make sure you disposed them in the next 24 hours, thereafter our team will visit you and we will charge you for murderer. “To eliminate corruption from SON, we are going to introduce e-payment, e-invoice and e-receipt to stamp out corruption from the system,”
“To ease our work and improve quality of goods and products in Nigeria, we are working to improve expansion of SON facilities across the country so that people in Sokoto will not travel to Maiduguri to text their products”
“What many of our farmers do before they can take their products to abroad is to first take it to Ghana laboratory for text, once the goods pass through text in Ghana the products will send to abroad in the name of Ghana and Ghana government will take the glory.
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