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SON to seal Lagos warehouse, destroy N38m worth of substandard roofing sheets



SON to seal Lagos warehouse, destroy N38m worth of substandard roofing sheets

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Monday said it would destroy N38m worth of substandard roofing sheets found in a Lagos warehouse.

The Director, Inspectorate and Compliance, SON, Obiora Manafa, was quoted to have said this during an enforcement exercise in Lagos on Monday.

He said the roofing sheets fell below the Nigerian Industrial Standards-180 for galvanised roofing sheets, which stipulated that the minimum thickness for roofing sheets should be 0.15mm.

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The exercise was carried out by a joint special task force inaugurated by the Director General, SON, Osita Aboloma, tasked with eliminating substandard roofing sheets from the Nigerian markets.

“The thickness of most of these substandard roofing sheets range from 0.13 to 0.12 and we don’t want them to get into the market.”

“Our independent accreditation firms that we appointed to do inspection activities on our behalf must have tested them and ensured that they complied with the standards. Even if they beat us at the ports, we will go to markets and warehouses to look for them.”

The organisation had about a week ago, confiscated N200m worth of substandard roofing sheets in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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