SON destroys expired foreign rice and  other products worth N8m

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“THE details of the substandard and life -endangering products include:
Ø  Eighty – three (83) bags of 25kg expired foreign rice
Ø  Two Hundred and Fifty seven (257) bags of substandard mosquito coil.
Ø  One Hundred and Ninety (190) cartons of fake Dorco brand of shaving sticks
Ø  Ninety six (96) rolls of fake NOCACO electrical cables;
Ø  Six (6) bags of substandard fertilizers
Ø  One Hundred and Forty Six (146) trays of substandard Automobile Break Fluid; and seven vails of empty sacks of rice.”
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON,  Regional Coordinator North West, Alhaji Abba Adamu Bauchi and the Kano/Jigawa States Coordinator, Alhaji Yunusa Muhammed, coordinated the destruction of the substandard products worth over eight million naira.

Speaking on on behalf of the Director – General, SON, Osita Aboloma, Alhaji Yunusa Muhammed  told Reporters at the destruction site (Yankatsari Yangongon) in Kano, that the products were destroyed to serve as harbinger of doom to recalcitrant producers and merchants of substandard products in the Kano/Jigawa States axis

 Patriotic Nigerians, including genuine manufacturers and consumers assisted in apprehending the substandard products through provision of classified information.
In addition, SON market surveillance activities and the cooperation of market associations like the Singer market and Kano Electrical Dealers Association (KEDA), provided other avenues to the substandard products,” he said.
He acknowledged their cooperation and collaboration as well as those of security and sister regulatory agencies in apprehending the life – endangering and substandard products.
Eyes Witnesses
The exercise was witnessed by the Vice-Chairman, Dawakin Kudu Local Government,  Yakubu Musa, Muhammed Baba Ahmad and Ado Uba of the Kano State Ministries of Environment and Commerce respectively, representatives of sister regulatory and security agencies as well as the media.
  • Representatives of the agencies at the destruction exercise were Hamza Abubakar of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kano/Jigawa Command; Mukhtar Abdullahi of the Department of State Services (DSS); CSP Salihu Daiyabu, Nigeria Police, Kano State Command; and Umar Abdullahi of Nigerian Environmental Standards Regulatory Agency (NESREA);
    Others were Hussein Suleiman, National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC); and Adamu Umar of Consumer Protection Committee, Kano State.

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