SON Destroys 5,000 Substandard Cylinders

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No fewer than 5,000 substandard cylinders were weekend destroyed by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON).
The cylinders valued at N51.3 million were destroyed in different warehouses located at Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.
According to the Director General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, the cylinders of different sizes of 50 kg, 12.3kg, 6kg and 3kg and branded Anadolugaz, Royaltek, Setro, Repsol and Safic were seized during the first quarter of the year.
Director, Inspectorate and Compliance, Mr Obiora Manafa, who represented the DG said the cylinders did not meet the mandatory test by the agency.
He said, “We are here today to destroy all these cylinders because we cannot allow them to get into the market.
“They are threats to safety, they are threats to human lives and property of Nigerians.
“So, because we cannot burn them, we are cutting them and will thereafter send them to steel plants where they will be recycled for manufacturing of other products.”


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