SON seizes substandard rods in Lagos

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in collaboration with the Iron Rod Distributors Association of Nigeria (IRDAN) has seized substandard iron rods worth N15 million.
The President-General of IRDAN, Mr Gbenga Awoyale, said in Lagos that SON sealed a company in Alimosho area of Lagos that stocked substandard iron rods following hint from IRDAN.
Awoyale said that from findings, the substandard rods were supplied by African Steel Nigeria Ltd.
”The owner of the iron rod ran away. We sealed the place and went with one rod for further testing and as an evidence.
”The substandard iron will be taken to SON factory to be remelted and be used to produce standard ones.
”The DG of SON earlier this year had a meeting with us and with the manufacturers of iron, that they don’t want substandard products again as buildings and bridges are collapsing.
”The Indian manufacturers produce and export standard one to neighbouring countries and produce substandard to us…..


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