By Gilbert Ekugbe
“We are going round the nation to pick all the expired tyres from every corner of the country and making sure that they are properly destroyed.”
Those were the words of Osita Aboloma, Director -General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) during the unveiling of rugged machine that can destroy tyres , acquired by the agency .
“We are going to be mopping the country to make sure that Nigerians are protected from people selling fake and expired tyres.
“ We have volumes of tyres across all our State offices in which we have mopped up as a result of our enforcement exercises and according the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), the rate of accidents caused by substandard tyres have reduced,” he said.
Represented by Engr.Bede Obayi , the Director Inspectorate and Compliance, SON, Engr., he said that courtesy of its new mantra, operation “Gbale,” the days of fake and expired tyres bringing nothing but economic loss are over.”