Substandard Tyres Value 10 million Destroyed in Six Months – SON
The Normal Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has revealed that it destroyed 10 million substandard tyres in six months.
In a press release, the Director Common of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, stated this at a one-day sensitisation programme with tyre sellers on the Africa Tyre Village, Lagos Worldwide Commerce Truthful Complicated, Lagos.
Talking on the sensitisation programme tagged “Car tyres, high quality and administration for effectiveness by way of standardisation”, Salim stated that there have been 40 million used tyres throughout the nation.
He added that the company had additionally educated over 800 tyre importers and vulcanisers on methods to establish high quality tyres in its bid to make sure security on Nigerian roads.
Salim, who was represented on the occasion by the Director of Compliance, SON, Suleiman Issa, stated that the transfer was a transparent demonstration of its zero tolerance for substandard merchandise.
“SON has remained completely dedicated in regulating the product. Nigeria had an estimated 40 million used tyres throughout the nation the place the requirements physique has efficiently eliminated about 10 million inside six months.”
He additionally reaffirmed the company’s dedication to enhancing lives via high quality assurance.
Salim stated the company had been inundated with complaints over the speed of substandard tyres within the nation, therefore the necessity for sensitisation can’t be overemphasised.
The SON boss stated that each one palms have to be on deck to checkmate the inflow of substandard items into the nation.
He confused that SON was strengthening its collaborations with sister businesses to fight the scourge of faux and substandard merchandise.
Salim said that each one secondhand tyres weren’t allowed as they had been routinely certified for seizures and destruction within the nation.
“All secondhand tyres are usually not allowed as they’re routinely certified for seizures and destruction and at any time when we see them, we’ll just do that. This sensitisation programme will likely be repeated all over the place nationwide.”
“We now have 9 division unfold nationwide for higher protection. We now have greater than 40 State workplaces nationwide directed to conduct the identical sensitisation to scale back fatality on our roads.
“Our data present that seized expired or unhealthy tyres constituted nearly the most important howl within the company’s warehouses the place confiscated merchandise are subjected to laboratory checks and analyses earlier than public destruction of them as faux and substandard merchandise. We now have confiscated and destroyed faux tyres value billions inside latest years,” he stated.
Earlier, the President of Affiliation of Nigeria Tyre Entrepreneurs, Issa Akanbi, promised a continued collaboration with SON aimed toward making Nigeria’s roads protected.
In line with him, tyres are the one car part that put the lifetime of passengers in danger if and when taken with no consideration.
“That is the rationale we see tyres as life right here, giving it our doable greatest to take care of the appropriate normal and high quality allowed into our market,” he stated.
Akanbi said that the malfunction of every other car part can solely pull the car to a halt and will solely achieve delaying the passengers’ journey.