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SON moves against indiscriminate dumping of used vehicles in Nigeria

Director-General , Standards  Organization of Nigeria, (SON) , has tasked relevant bodies to ensure enforcement of  the requisite  vehicle inspection checklist prior to vehicle clearance at…

Director-General , Standards  Organization of Nigeria, (SON) , has tasked relevant bodies to ensure enforcement of  the requisite  vehicle inspection checklist prior to vehicle clearance at point of entry to reduce dumping of all manners of used cars  in Nigeria. 

 

Mr Osita Aboloma stated this at a 2-Day training programme  on ‘Vehicle Inspection and Compliance with Standards organized by SON, and  Scorecard Ventures Ltd, in Sokoto. 

 
 
"The vehicle inspection and compliance to standards encompasses all types of highway vehicles both private and commercial that is aimed to improving automotive functional safety and road safety as well as air quality," he stated. 
 
The SON DG  who was represented by Regional Coordinator North West Dauda Yakubu  added that,"The accrued benefits are to safeguard the wellbeing of our people and ensure sustainable environment. "
 
He  said the training programme was aimed at acquainting participants with the  minimum requirements for inspection and testing procedures as well as causes for rejection of motor vehicle, trailer and semi trailer in relation to their safe operations on the road. 

 
Aboloma  harped on the need for government agencies such as National Automative Design and Development Council, Vehicle Inspection Services, Federal Road Safety Corporation and Nigeria Customs Service to collaborate in ensuring compliance with the requisite standards and regulatory requirements. 
 

In a remark at the occasion, Deputy Governor of Sokoto state, Ahmed Aliyu stated the need for Nigerians to be adequately enlightened on the dangers of using substandard spare parts, noting that it leads to vehicle failure and resultant lost of lives. 
 
Aliyu who was represented by Director, Mechanical/Electrical in the state Ministry of Works stated the need  to ensure strict adherence to  standards. 

The Deputy Governor  lauded SON for the training programme which he noted would help in efforts to ensure compliance to standards. 
 

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