The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has advised users of concrete electric poles within Rivers and Bayelsa States axis to be cautious in making purchases of the product to avoid patronage of substandard and life-endangering poles.
SON also advised electricity distribution companies and individuals to patronize only certified concrete electric poles under the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP).
The Director-General, Osita Aboloma Esq. gave this advice during a standards enforcement activity on 15 manufacturers of suspected substandard concrete electric poles in the Oyigbo and Choba areas of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State recently.
Represented by the SON Coordinator Rivers/Bayelsa, Engr Ololade Ayoola, he disclosed that the exercise was in response to reports of several fallen electric poles in the GRA and other areas of Port-Harcourt because of heavy rainstorm, following which weeks of surveillance and investigation activities had been done.