“At the Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, five (5) containers of suspected substandard lubricants were apprehended while being off-loaded into the importers warehouse.
“In Ogun State, the SON enforcement team combed Sagamu, Ijebu Ode and Abeokuta where drums of base oil sold as lubricants were evacuated.
” On the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, a company, West Bridge Lubricants Limited was shut down because its products were carrying the SON mark of quality, which were not issued by the organisation.
“Also in Kano, the enforcement activities were carried out at France Road, Maganda Road and Eastern Byepass, where 57 cartons of Lubrisac brand of engine oil, 34 drums and 324 cartons of SAP engine oil, 6 drums of SAP gear oil and 9 drums of hydraulic oil among others were put on hold and the warehouse sealed. Other products put on hold were 53 drums of SAP Grease, 19 drums of unbranded engine oil, 148 Cartons of Keke brand of engine oil amongst others.
“The Port Harcourt exercise was carried out in collaboration with the National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG) at Mike 1, Ikoku and Iriebe/Oyigbo axis where 12 shops were sealed, 16 drums, cartons and jerry cans of suspected substandard lube oils were quarantined.
“In the Federal Capital Territory, 10 warehouses were shut down, 700 cartons of suspected substandard lubricants put on hold while 51 cartons were evacuated.
Other states where the enforcement activity has been carried out include Niger, Kogi, Oyo and Abia.”
SON Director – General, Osita Aboloma, said that the exercise would be continuous.
Aboloma described the exercise as a continuation of its sectoral cleansing of the Nigerian markets of substandard and life endangering products, whether locally manufactured or imported.