Substandard products worth over Eight million Naira has been destroyed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) at Yankatsari Yangongon in Kano, while they seek to stop the trade in substandard goods in Nigeria.
The substandard and life-endangering products which were destroyed include, 83 bags of 25kg expired foreign rice, 257 bags of substandard mosquito coil, 190 cartons of fake Dorco brand of shaving sticks, 96 rolls of fake NOCACO electrical cables, Six (6) bags of substandard fertilizers, 146 trays of substandard Automobile Break Fluid, and Seven Vails of empty sacks of rice.
The SON Regional Coordinator in the North West identified as Alhaji Abba Adamu Bauchi and the Kano/Jigawa States Coordinator identified as Alhaji Yunusa Muhammed, watched over the products been destroyed.
Just before the products were destroyed, Muhammed stated that patriotic Nigerians, including genuine manufacturers and consumers, helped in locating and confiscating the substandard products through the provision of classified information.
Muhammed was very happy for their cooperation and collaboration as well as those of security and sister regulatory agencies in nabbing the life-endangering and substandard products.
According to Muhammed, he stated that laboratory tests and analysis were carried out on all the products to ascertain and confirm their quality status as being substandard and life-endangering.
Muhammed further stated that SON will continue its effort to fight against the circulation of substandard and life-endangering products, adding that the owners of the substandard products should either quit or be ready to face prosecution through the law.
The exercise was witnessed by the Vice-Chairman identified as Dawakin Kudu Local Government, Yakubu Musa, Muhammed Baba Ahmad and Ado Uba of the Kano State Ministries of Environment and Commerce respectively.
Representatives of the following agencies while at the destruction exercise include 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).