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Tuesday, September 10

SON raids substandard cable, wire merchants in Ogun

The Standards Organization of Nigeria has sealed seven major shops in Ogun State for selling substandard electric wires and cables.

This is in addition to several coils of cable confiscated by the organization during a raid on electrical wires sales outlet in Idiroko and Agbara areas of the state for further quality testing.

Speaking to newsmen after the raid, team leader, Ogun SON enforcement initiative, Michael Ajagbonna explained that the raid was in furtherance of the organisations onslaught on the manufacturing and sales of substandard electrical cables in the country.

He disclosed the raid  became imperative following the refusal of traders to stop selling fake and sub-standard goods, even after several enlightenment and sensitisation was carried out in the state on the dangers of substandard cables which are termed life-endangering products

On his part, the State Coordinator Ogun State Office I Engr Samuel Ayuba enjoined Nigerians to seek expert advice when purchasing electric cables and wires.

He also advised importers and manufacturers to adhere strictly to Standards to avoid products confiscation, destruction, and possible prosecution.

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