SON Destroys Fake Goods Worth N8.4m In Kano


By Toheeb Jaiyeola

Standards Organization Of Nigeria (SON) On Thursday destroyed fake and substandard goods valued at over  N8.4m in Kano.

The  substandard items which were confiscated towards the end of 2018 from markets across the state include 83 bags of 25 kg rice , 275 bags of Mosquito coils , I90 cartons of shaving sticks, NOCACO Cables ,6 bags of fertilizer ,146 trays of brake fluid and 7 bales of empty sacks of rice.

SON Northwest Regional Coordinator, Alhaji Adamu Abba who represented the Director General Antony Aboloma at the destruction of the items said the goods were seized based on tip off from the markets , collaboration with sister agencies and effort of the organizational staff.

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He said SON does not derive pleasure in destroying inferior items considering the economic waste and the environmental pollution with the burning of the goods but there is need for manufacturers and distributors of such items to know how committed the organization is in protecting the rights and safety of consumers from being shortchange.

“We need to ensure that in line with our mandate, we do not spear anybody involve in production and distribution of such goods.”

Also speaking the Kano –Jigawa Coordinator of SON, Alhaji Yunusa B. Muhammad said all necessary procedure were followed before burning the fake items such as securing a court order that gave the body the rights to conduct the burning of the goods.

Solacebase recalled that the  destruction was carried out in the presence of Nigeria Customs representatives, Police, DSS, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NESREA, NAFDAC and Kano Consumer Protection Council