FG Authorise SON To Jail Dealers Of Sub-Standard Goods For 10yrs With No Option Of Fine

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at 07:09 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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The Federal Government has given authorization to Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to imprison dealers who sell substandard products. They said SON has the authorization to jail defectors for ten years. SON has since started with Tyre dealers. They have given a 24 hours ultimatum to tyre dealers all over the country to destroy every fake tyre in their stock or face 10 years imprisonment without any option of a fine.
Acting Director General of SON, Dr. Paul Angya, gave the ultimatum at a stakeholder’s forum for tyre dealers in Lagos, stating. He said fake tyres have been the leading cause of several deaths in the country based on a recent report by the Road Safety Commission. Adding that out of 8,986 accidents recorded in 2015, 722 were due to tyre bursts, which has led to the death of 446 persons
He said:

“Our new Act 2015 empowered us to jail promoters of sub-standard product up to 10 years and we will not relent to jail any culprit. ‘’We are going to stamp out corruption among the tyre dealers, “we are going to set up a taskforce and we will not sleep until we confirm that accidents in the country are not traced to substandard tyres again.”

“We are ready to eliminate importation of sub-standard products into Nigeria, because of this we have reached out to other government agencies to ensure that we work together and stop smugglers of fake products into the country.

“If you have fake tyre in your shop make sure you disposed them in the next 24 hours, thereafter our team will visit you and we will charge you for murderer. “To eliminate corruption from SON, we are going to introduce e-payment, e-invoice and e-receipt to stamp out corruption from the system,”

He said the organization is also working on improving the standard of products that are sold to consumers.
Adding:

“To ease our work and improve quality of goods and products in Nigeria, we are working to improve expansion of SON facilities across the country so that people in Sokoto will not travel to Maiduguri to text their products”

“What many of our farmers do before they can take their products to abroad is to first take it to Ghana laboratory for text, once the goods pass through text in Ghana the products will send to abroad in the name of Ghana and Ghana government will take the glory.”
DAMILARE100 at 07:20 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Very good step in right direction..................Nevertheless, corruption needs to be abolished before this could be effectively implemented because those SON members should be trusted in the first place otherwise, people would tip their ways out with them
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ficull at 07:24 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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good move, but SON themselves needs sanitization and cleansing. They are HUGELY compromise, along   with  customs, otherwise how does these goods get  to and stay in the market?
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jamepinto at 07:26 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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now good move for the FG to stop  fake tyre
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DAMILARE100 at 08:14 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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SON please intervene!!!
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winace at 08:26 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Wat nonsense. Product will be sent to "Ghana"Huh?Huh??? For wat??? Ah naija una don yeye una sef too much haba. Now u so called importer and exporter spoiling d name of d country cus u want to make money, there's news for u. stop it now or face jail ( I will advice they sent them to firing squad). There offence is worst. Meanwhile Mr DG of SON do some cleansing. Ur organisation is highly corrupt. My childhood friend works there and I know how she complain a lot. If these uprightness will happen in my country then I will know dat govt is ready for us.
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samdove28 at 09:20 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: EDWIN GRACE on 08:26 AM, 17 Mar 16
Wat nonsense. Product will be sent to "Ghana"Huh?Huh??? For wat??? Ah naija una don yeye una sef too much haba. Now u so called importer and exporter spoiling d name of d country cus u want to make money, there's news for u. stop it now or face jail ( I will advice they sent them to firing squad). There offence is worst. Meanwhile Mr DG of SON do some cleansing. Ur organisation is highly corrupt. My childhood friend works there and I know how she complain a lot. If these uprightness will happen in my country then I will know dat govt is ready for us.
I concur with you.... cleansing frm them we be the first before going out to dealers.
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dareper at 09:22 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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No wahala,.noting dey happen
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samdove28 at 09:24 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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THAT WAS A GREAT MOVE......NIGERIAN MUST DEVELOP FRM THIS, COURPTN THEY WORSE IN THIS COUNTRY DAY BY DAY. ALL THESE ACCIDENT OF A THING THAT HAPPEN IN NIGERIAN NO THEY HAPPEN IN UNITED STATE NW, I LIKE THE MOVE SHA.
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Oworen25 at 10:25 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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That is a good movement
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Oworen25 at 10:26 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: EDWIN GRACE on 08:26 AM, 17 Mar 16
Wat nonsense. Product will be sent to "Ghana"Huh?Huh??? For wat??? Ah naija una don yeye una sef too much haba. Now u so called importer and exporter spoiling d name of d country cus u want to make money, there's news for u. stop it now or face jail ( I will advice they sent them to firing squad). There offence is worst. Meanwhile Mr DG of SON do some cleansing. Ur organisation is highly corrupt. My childhood friend works there and I know how she complain a lot. If these uprightness will happen in my country then I will know dat govt is ready for us.

You have said it all
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gogoman at 10:29 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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only in naija
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musleh247 at 10:36 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: sam dove on 09:24 AM, 17 Mar 16
THAT WAS A GREAT MOVE......NIGERIAN MUST DEVELOP FRM THIS, COURPTN THEY WORSE IN THIS COUNTRY DAY BY DAY. ALL THESE ACCIDENT OF A THING THAT HAPPEN IN NIGERIAN NO THEY HAPPEN IN UNITED STATE NW, I LIKE THE MOVE SHA.
U sound like " NOVIC "
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ujmaria at 11:45 AM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Good one
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Eazyatumeyi at 02:24 PM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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good decision, bad market for Igbos
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emma4love3 at 05:18 PM, 17 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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nice one there....
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imaria at 12:19 AM, 18 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Good
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Oworen25 at 08:02 AM, 18 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: reaper on 09:22 AM, 17 Mar 16
No wahala,.noting dey happen

We all still dey look
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Oworen25 at 08:03 AM, 18 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: sam dove on 09:24 AM, 17 Mar 16
THAT WAS A GREAT MOVE......NIGERIAN MUST DEVELOP FRM THIS, COURPTN THEY WORSE IN THIS COUNTRY DAY BY DAY. ALL THESE ACCIDENT OF A THING THAT HAPPEN IN NIGERIAN NO THEY HAPPEN IN UNITED STATE NW, I LIKE THE MOVE SHA.

I believe that things will change
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Oworen25 at 08:03 AM, 18 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: Timothy Eazy on 02:24 PM, 17 Mar 16
good decision, bad market for Igbos

Why always the ibo
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