SON blames importation of expired tyres on porosity of borders


The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says that porosity of the nation’s borders remains the major cause of smuggling of used tyres into the country.

The Coordinator of SON in Niger, Mr Badewole Sunday, said this in Minna on Wednesday at a one-day sensitisation workshop for tyre marketers in the state.

Sea of tyres outside the warehouse. PHOTOS: Akeem Salau.

Sunday said that the workshop, with the theme; `Tyre Quality Panacea for Road Safety’ was necessitated, following the recent inspection of tyre shops in the state.‎

“We discovered that some dealers were displaying and selling tyres that had expired‎ to innocent motorists even at a high price,” he said.

The coordinator said that some motorists bought the expired tyres, popularly called `Tokunbo’ from dealers with negligence on the expiring date.‎

“For that reason, we had to swing into action and confiscate…

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