SON quarantines sub standard Iron rods in Adamawa


 By; Tina Phineas, Yola.
In its efforts to purge Nigerian of sub standard building materials, the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has quarantined tones of sub standard iron rods in Adamawa State.
Mr. Dauda Yakubu, the North East Regional Coordinator of the organization said in Yola thursday that, they have embarked upon “Operation Free Nigeria” of sub standard iron rods and other building.
According to him, the exercise was to arrest issues of using sub standard iron rods following the rampart cases of building collapses been experiences across the country.
“Today, the Standard Organization of Nigeria is conducting national exercise on sub standard iron rod and other building materials, the exercise is aimed at eliminating cases of building collapses in the country”, he stated.
“During the raid, tones of iron rods were quarantined in Yola.” Yakubu disclosed further.
According to the regional Coordinator, during the exercise the organization uncover sharp practices from the iron rods industries especially in the area of the thickness of the iron rod.
He explained that among the sharp practices uncovered was on top of the iron rod “written 25 millimetre but after measurement we discovered it is 21 millimetre” he said.
He said that samples of the iron rods were collected and would be sent to Enugu engineering Laboratory for mechanical and chemical test for final ruling.
Yakubu however warned that anybody or company found to be involved in the sharp practice would be charged accordingly.
He advised the general public to always ensure the right quality and satisfied iron rods are used in building projects.


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