The Standards Organisation of Nigeria SON will in the next two weeks destroy over two billion naira worth of substandard cables at its dump site in Shagamu, Ogun state.
Director General of SON, Joseph Odumodu stated this at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja on the organizations achievements in 2012 and target for 2013.
Odumodu explained that in January 2013 alone the SON has evacuated over twenty trucks load of energy saving bulbs in Nigeria which has led the organization to introduce a product registration regime by February this year.
The SON DG also urged Nigerians to patronize locally made goods which aside from helping the economy by creating jobs, has a less than five percent substandard rate as against the over eighty percent rate on imported goods.
May have seized over five million substandard tyres in the last two years its major challenge is how to safely dispose of something the FRSC say is responsible for over twenty percent of accidents in Nigeria, without harming the environment since there are no tyre shredding plants in the country.