Nigeria to Clampdown Substandard Steel in Nigeria
Nigerian Tribune reported that the Standard Organization of Nigeria is putting measures in place to fully clampdown on substandard steel products in Nigeria. Standard Organization of Nigeria Director General Mr Mallam Farouk Salim at a meeting with South-South and South-East region of Steel manufacturers and dealers in Asaba said that “Recent sample carried out on products across the markets, only very few companies came out with good products, leaving majority of others as grossly sub-standard. I don’t know the exact figure but I know that majority of steel out there are sub-standard. When we sampled, only very few companies came out with good products. After the expiration of the three months ultimatum to dealers in steel, the agency will commence full scale enforcement, to rid factories and markets of substandard steel rods and anyone found culpable would be prosecuted.”
The DG said “Standards and quality steel products would ensure large market shares for businesses and companies which in turn would lead to high revenue earnings, job opportunities and export promotion. So, we are appealing to you all in the steel industry to cooperate with SON so that wealth and value can be created.”
SON Director General/CEO Farouk Salam raised the alarm in Asaba, Delta State, during a stakeholders’ meeting with industry players in the South-South and South East.