LAGOS – Mr Yomi Kolawole, Managing Director of Topean Energy Solution Ltd, Lagos, on Thursday urged the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to minimise the nation’s property loss by standardising imported electrical equipment.
Kolawole also urged the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to ensure it collaborated with SON by confiscating such products declared to be substandard.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the rate of importation of substandard electrical equipment was ridiculous.
“It is surprising to know that these substandard electrical materials pass through SON and the NCS before they get to the markets.
“We continue to wonder if all these electrical materials are checked by these enforcement agencies before they get to our markets.
“For example, most of the energy saving bulbs, cables, wire and even some of the transformers in the markets are substandard.
“These government enforcement agencies should ensure regular check on substandard electrical equipment to make sure that they are stopped from entering the markets,’’ he said.
Kolawole urged the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) to also play a role by ensuring that only standard equipment were used in electrical installations.
He said that there should be an inspectorate body set up by the NSE to make sure that all the equipment used were standard.
The managing director said that if the agencies do their work, the era of substandard electrical equipment would be a thing of the past. (NAN)