No fewer than 23 electrical companies operating in Nigeria have reportedly failed the compliance and laboratory test of the Standards Organization of Nigeria, SON.
The Head, Ekiti state office of the agency, Mrs Serah Idowu, announced at the weekend in a statement in Ado Ekiti that the affected companies are involved majorly in the production of electrical items such as bulbs, plugs, wire and cables.
According to her, findings have shown that many of the items manufactured by the affected companies have flooded most of the nation’s markets and outlets.
She explained that SON decided to expose the status and activities of the erring manufacturers so as to curtail possible fire outbreaks in homes and offices which the fake and sub-standard products they are making may cause unsuspecting members of the public buying them.
Mrs. Idowu, who raised the alarm noted that in view of the threats such cable posed to lives and property of Nigerians through avoidable fire outbreaks.
She said out of a total of 24 companies whose electrical products were tested and examined by the Laboratory and Compliance Unit of the agency in Ekiti state, only one of them scaled through.
She threatened to make public, list of the erring 23 companies if they failed to withdraw all their electrical items from the market and stop further production of such substandard products.
The SON boss disclosed that a meeting had already been summoned with those behind the companies and their distributors where they hope to receive the last warning, as well as obtain undertakings from them not to further put the lives of people at risk.
She warned that after the meeting, products of recalcitrant ones would be confiscated by the agency wherever they are found while their owners would be made to pay a minimum of N1million as cost of destruction to the Treasury …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot