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SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by BrandSpurNG: 5:47am On May 05
Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has restated its resolve to safeguard lives and properties in the country by seizing a large cache of stuffed substandard tyres worth over N600M at a remote location in Asese Area, off Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Obafemi Owode Local Government of Ogun State.
The Director-General, Mallam Farouk Salim stated at the scene of the seizure that unscrupulous importers were taking advantage of the vastness of the country to warehouse substandard products at different hideouts, assuring that they would not escape the enforcement activities of his organisation.

Salim revealed that the tyres which were discovered after a tip-off were stuffed four into one, loaded in about one hundred (100) containers undetected through the entry ports without SON’s knowledge and shipped to the warehouse. This according to him further underscores the need for SON to be present at the nation’s ports of entry.

The SON helmsman explained that before declaring a tyre substandard, it would have been tested in the laboratory and found short of the requirements of the relevant Nigerian Industrial Standard (NIS 252 :2017). “If the tyres are used or stuffed they are deemed substandard,” he said.

Mallam Salim also explained that the tactics deployed by the importers of stuffing tyres is for the purpose of evading duties and shipping costs to make additional profit, but in doing so, they overlook the quality implication of the tyres being deformed and compromised.

He lamented that tyres like these have no economic value as their integrity has been degraded, maintaining that SON would stop at nothing at ensuring that such substandard tyres do not find their way into the hands of unsuspecting consumers in the country.

The DG warned all unscrupulous importers to desist from their dastardly acts, stressing that SON would not compromise nor gamble with the lives of Nigerians. SON according to him would diligently prosecute anyone or group caught committing standards infractions.

On the seized tyres he said “there is no way we can salvage these tyres, so we are going to destroy them”.

Mallam Salim stated that during questioning, the apprehended Manager of the warehouse, Emmanuel Ogbagu, disclosed that they usually employed manual labour to un-stuff the tyres and straighten them before wrapping with various brand wrappers at the warehouse before distributing to markets across the country. He said further that the owner of the products, a foreigner was out of the country.

The SON helmsman gave assurance that the culprit would be invited for questioning on return, failing which the manager or anyone involved in the property would be prosecuted.

The DG enjoined members of the public to always insist on physical inspection of their tyres to confirm the quality markings, avoid buying compromised products as a way to ensure safety and value for their hard earned money.
https://brandspurng.com/2021/05/04/son-confiscates-stuffed-substandard-tyres-worth-about-n600-million/

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Grace001: 5:48am On May 05
Those tyres came from Benin republic through our porous borders, not through Nigeria port Oga DG

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by JerryLekki: 5:48am On May 05
Let them donate it for Pyrolysis
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Karlovych: 5:49am On May 05
embarassed embarassed Emmanuel Ogbagu, if it had been Salami, Abubakar or Nasiru nothing would have happened, as a matter of fact they would have congratulated them and taken photographs with them. Perhaps Dangote wants to venture into the tyre business and he wants to monopolise the sector as well, one Naijeria in its finest.

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Pmpm: 5:51am On May 05
Haaa
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Solace7: 5:52am On May 05
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Mindlog: 5:55am On May 05
Vampires, imagine the number of death it would have resulted.

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Smithkafors(m): 6:05am On May 05
Take a closer look at the pictures.....

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by houseontherock: 6:14am On May 05
Disfiguring the tyres and reducing their qualities and subsequently making them substandard and unsafe for use is very bad of importers and should be discouraged. However, our government should make the importation of tyres easy, especially brand new tyres so that the landing cost won't be too much! The duties paid on these basic things are just crazily high when we can't even manufacture them properly here...forget all the Anammco and dunlops manufacturing because they are still importing everything! Tokunbo tyres are useless and usually of bad quality, now we have to buy brand new tyres at cutthroat price because of custom duties and the stupid CBN policies on dollars which are only favorable to some and killing others!

The worst part is that they will still sell the tyres themselves after destroying a few for the records undecided

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Biafravd: 6:20am On May 05
My biafravd people no dey disappoint with their fake fake things, even our biafravd country nah fake, we just dey shout we want biafravd, but we wan use am to bargain for 2023 election

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by saheedbadmus(m): 6:39am On May 05
Hmmm na wao ..
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by DoctorDree(m): 6:39am On May 05
Good one!!!
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Bornsinner7: 6:39am On May 05
Damn!!!
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by IMASTEX: 6:39am On May 05
More of this will continue to happen until the country that grows rubber tresses start manufacturing what they need. Instead of exporting raw material only to import the finished product at a higher cost.

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by AllenSpencer: 6:40am On May 05
Buhari will still be blamed .

Nigerians happen to be the sole and root cause problem of the country.

Very unpatriotic, ill mannered and self centered lots.


This would have led to the death of lots and same importer will be heaping blame on the government.


Change starts with the average Nigerian, and when that is achieved, leadership will change.

Its difficult to believe God created Nigerians.

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:40am On May 05
Dem don take get rich quick syndrome swear for all these criminals finish sha!

They do not even think of how this will result into thousands of people losing their lives on our roads.

Same kind of people we read, that produce fake teething powder for new born babies under 6 months old, sending many innocent newborns to their untimely death!

They turn worn out and old tires to brand new ones in their shops under 3 hours and sell it back to unsuspecting public as tokunbo tires!!! 
Causing many deaths on our roads by so doing!!

May that quick money they are hurrying to get without thinking of others end to their miserable deaths.

Animalistic Criminals.

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:40am On May 05
AllenSpencer:
Buhari will still be blamed
As the saying goes, uneasy lies the head that............... (fill in the blank guys!)

God bless our darling Daddy President Muhammadu Buhari and his Amiable Vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo..
God bless AllenSpencer.
God bless all good and sane Nigerians.
God bless Nigeria.

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by tillaman(m): 6:41am On May 05
cool

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Abboki: 6:41am On May 05
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Ololanla: 6:41am On May 05
na wao
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by renegades(m): 6:41am On May 05
Ok
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by hisgrace090: 6:41am On May 05
Mindlog:
Vampires, imagine the number of death it would have resulted.

Who told you that tokumbo tire kills?

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by nairalee(m): 6:41am On May 05
Looking for profit at the risk of the lives of people. These guys are indirectly or directly killers and should be prosecuted
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Kingrefreshed: 6:42am On May 05
BrandSpurNG:

https://brandspurng.com/2021/05/04/son-confiscates-stuffed-substandard-tyres-worth-about-n600-million/

These Terrorists are fighting south east people from all Angles. But God will give easterners victory

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by fasho01(m): 6:42am On May 05
Good one. These substandard tyres on substandard roads is the major cause of accidents
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Perkinkis: 6:43am On May 05
Ok good.
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by ecomalchemist(m): 6:45am On May 05
Jaga Jaga Ti Get e.

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Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by Teejay13(m): 6:46am On May 05
Nigerian's with buying of cheap things are like five and six that can not be separated.

I believe even the seized tyres will still be sold within Nigeria.

Is our custom.
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by psychologist(m): 6:46am On May 05
Prolly, this one's didn't settle the OGA @ D top handsomely.


SON has been dead in Nigeria since inception. So is nafdac since the death of Dora (MHS R.i.P)
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by jericco1(m): 6:47am On May 05
Lol, something they will still auction out. 9ja my country grin
Re: SON Confiscates Stuffed Substandard Tyres Worth About ₦600 Million by BruncleZuma: 6:47am On May 05
Destroy them all

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