By Gilbert Ekugbe
“You have witnessed today the official handover of a 40 feet container loaded with fake and substandard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON.”
Osita Aboloma, the Director-General, SON, stated this during the hand-over exercise in Lagos
Represented by the Director, Compliance, Engr. Bede Obayi, he said: “This is another demonstration of the effective collaboration of federal government agencies towards tackling the preponderance of fake and substandard products in the country.
He, however, lamented that so many containers have passed through the nation’s seaports unchecked, stating the urgent need to check these substandard goods before they leave the ports.
“We do not have to chase these containers on the highways. It is just a waste of time, resources and very unsafe for our officials. These goods are better stopped before entering the country. Nigeria is a very big country and SON cannot be everywhere at the same time to intercept these goods,” he said.