SON uncovers N1.5b fake tyres in Lagos warehouse (Nation)

SON uncovers N1.5b fake tyres in Lagos warehouse (Nation)

The Standards Organi-sation of Nigeria (SON) at the weekend uncovered a warehouse in Abule-Oshun and Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos where a consignment of fake tyres, said to be worth N1.5billion, were packed. This is a second haul in recent times where previously poor quality tyres were imported into the country through the ports. Stakeholders have said that the incessant importation of substandard goods into the country is as a fall-out of the quit order given to SON and other relevant agencies to leave the ports as a result of the ease-of-doing business. Earlier, the Senate Chairman on Industry, Senator Sam Egwu asked that they return to the ports as a result of the essentials role they play in standardisation and safe guarding of lives of the populace. Read more

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