The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), has destroyed substandard products worth over N10 million confiscated from various markets in Kano state.
The goods were destroyed on Wednesday at Kalibawa village in Danbatta local government area of the state, with a delegation of the SON officials, sister agencies and security operatives.
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Speaking shortly after setting the substandard goods ablaze, Director General of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim said the goods which include sugar, flour, engine oil, brake fluid among others were confiscated during their compliance operation across the state.
Represented by the SON director, Kano regional office, Jibrin Muhammad, the director said they followed due processes and based on the act of the organization to destroy the products, adding that they will continue to ensure compliance in order to wipe out substandard products from the state.
“As part of our effort to ensure that substandard products are wiped out from our markets, we go round the markets and industries to ensure that such kinds of products are arrested and destroyed. These are part of them and they are valued at N10, 727, 800.00,” he said.
He urged the general public to support their efforts by reporting any substandard products they come across either in the market or any public or hidden place.
Daily Focus gathered that among the goods destroyed are 247 bags of 50kg sugar, 21 bags of 50kg flour, 39 cartons of Shasha Brake Fluid, 200 pieces of Oral B toothpaste, 1,200 pieces of Red stone gum and 3 rolls of Limsa pure water bags.
Others are 1 piece of Muna brand tyre, 1,350 pieces of 4 liter gallons and three bags of white cement.