Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
SON nabs major dealer in expired items

By News Express on 29/05/2017

Views: 828

•SON DG, Osita Aboloma.
•SON DG, Osita Aboloma.

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has arrested a suspected dealer of expired household items stocked in two buildings in Kirikiri, Lagos.

The arrest was carried out on Saturday through the collaborative effort of operatives of the agency and the Nigeria Police Force.

The arrest followed the discovery of a twin three-storey building by SON, belonging to Julf Ventures Nigeria Ltd in March 2017, stocked with imported expired items whose expiry dates were distorted.

Following a tip-off, the agency discovered another two separate buildings found with expired domestic consumables with altered dates in the suburbs of Kirikiri, said to be owned by the same company.

Briefing reporters after the arrest, the Director-General of SON, Osita Aboloma, who was represented by the Director of Inspectorate and Compliance, Bede Obayi, described the act as disheartening.

He noted that the agency would ensure they trace the substandard products that had already left the warehouse.

“We acted on the intelligence we received from well-meaning Nigerians. You can see the volume of expired products here and imagine their implications on our society in terms of health issues.

“When somebody buys expired cream, what does it show? You are applying cream that the active ingredient had gone and that may cause reactions on the skin.

“We promise Nigerians that we will carry out investigation and ensure that the products that have left the warehouse to different shops all over the country are properly traced and withdrawn from circulation.

“Due to the support of other regulatory agencies and the Nigeria Police Force, we were able to discover two other warehouses belonging to the same company based on a tip-off.” Aboloma said.

He commended the Lagos State government for its prompt response in sealing up the entire building to prevent further circulation of the products.

The Director of Investigation and Enforcement, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mr Kingsley Ejiofor, condemned the act which he described as “illicit trade by unscrupulous Nigerian importers.”

The NAFDAC official, however, lauded the SON and Police for arresting the importer and solicited for more support to tackle the influx of fake and substandard goods into the country.

(Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 29/05/2017 01:14:01 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Ohanaeze President General dismisses accident rumour

Arrest, punish those responsible for killings, US tells...

My problem with newbreed artistes — Tee Mac...

AfDB President named 2013 African of the Year...

NEMA delivers relief to flood victims in Benue...

WhatsApp bans more than 100,000 accounts

CAF laments Nigeria’s absence from 2015 Africa Nations...

2019: Erection of Isiaka, ADC’s billboards violated Ogun...

Nigerian teenager scores as Everton thrash Man City...

Defence Minister foresees end of Boko Haram insurgency...

Lawmaker raises the alarm over Adamawa security situation...

Breaking: Bomb blast averted in Abuja

 

Latest News Four policemen dead in bomb attack, six others wounded Why we got into trouble in 2019 elections — Nigerian Army Many feared dead as herdsmen attack Jalingo Disagreement stops inauguration of Edo Assembly Banditry: Zamfara Governor meets security experts in Dubai Group lambasts EFCC, Nigeria Prison Service over escape of convicted police pension thief LASTMA goes tough, begins N200,000 penalty regime Kwara Poly staff, students protest appointment of Rector, Registrar Your second term is for a purpose, Bishop tells Fayemi Guber election: Kogi East elders reject Wada, Idris; prune aspirants from 40 to six Ganduje orders probe of missing N6.8m allegedly swallowed by gorilla Lagos Police raid cultists’ hideouts; arrest 39, recover dangerous firearms

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,335 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,427 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,219 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (311,860 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,154 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (243,941 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (233,890 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,808 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,556 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,382 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,472 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,810 views)

 

NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,308) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,596) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,430) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,024) Religion (1,022) Sports (2,043) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera