By Gilbert Ekugbe
“We have sealed the warehouse until we are able to ascertain the details of what they are doing to satisfy the needs of Nigerians. We are going to engage in a massive audit of what they have brought in and how they have sent them to the market, and if we are not satisfied, we will do a product recall, because we do not want Nigerians to be paying for what they are not getting value for. There are about 10 standards for generating sets and we have all of these standards available anytime, any day in our library.”
This warning came from Osita Aboloma, Director- General, SON, Osita Aboloma during an enforcement exercise to seal a warehouse at Agboju-Amuwo area of Lagos.
He charged importers and manufacturers of generators to comply with the required standards for importing generating sets into the country of face the full wrath of the law.
Represented by Bede Obayi, Director, Inspectorate and Compliance SON, he said: “We are not satisfied with the details of what we have seen and this is why we have put the products on hold. Generators are graded according to their ratings and if you are underrating your generators, we should be able to see that; and if you are overrating it too, there should be proof of it. If you want to do anything, do it very well. If Nigerians want to buy a generator, they must know that the generator will satisfy their needs.”