70% of lubricants in Nigeria are substandard – SON

The Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Osita Aboloma, has disclosed that over 70 per cent of the lubricants in the market failed the quality parameters of the Nigerian Industrial Standard.

Worried about the influx of substandard lubricants into the Nigerian market, the agency announced that it was collaborating with manufacturers and dealers of lubricants to stamp out substandard products in the sector.

Indeed, the standards body stressed the urgent need to checkmate the emerging trend of faking and cloning of successful brands so as not to short-change the unsuspecting Nigerian consumers while also preventing a drain on the Nigerian economy.

The SON boss, during an emergency meeting with stakeholders in the lubricant industry, said the development was a cause of worry to the agency. He noted that SON would also intensify its effort in constant monitoring of the people who manufacture or blend within Nigeria to ensure that they did not fall below the minimum requirement of the standards.

Source: The Punch




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