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SON orders seizure of Tokunbo tyres

by Business News Report

Standards Organisation of Nigeria has ordered the seizure of used tyres popularly called “Tokunbos,” from markets across the country.
Also, a shredding factory for the recycling of used tyres will soon berth in Sagamu, Ogun State.
Head, Enforcement Department, Mr. Louis Njokwu, disclosed these when he supervised the burning of used tyres emptied from 60 trucks; the items were raided from Ladipo Market, Mushin in Lagos State.
“Used tyres are a product that kills, useless to the economy and pollute the environment. The agency has a robust enforcement unit now, and we have instructed all our zonal offices at the various states of the federation to go round and seize all substandard tyres and we are going round to destroy them all over the country,” he said.
“We have seen a lot of blown tyres on the roads, and a lot of people who would have been productive to the country have been killed as a result of this. Used tyres are like second hand clothes. By the time you was it three times, the lapel is gone, and you can’t wear it again, but if you can buy one quality shirt, it can last you for five years.

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