The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Monday warned Nigerians to desist from using substandard tyres, which it described as a death trap.
The Director-General of SON, Mr Aboloma Osita, gave the warning at a one-day seminar organised for members of the Association of Tyre Dealers of Nigeria in Osogbo.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the seminar is “Substandard Tyres – A Risk to National Economic Security”.
Osita, who was represented by the SON South-West Regional Coordinator, Mrs Oyenike Owoyele, said the proliferation of substandard tyres in the country had led to preventable loss of lives in recent times.
He said that importers must desist from importing used and substandard tyres, as such acts were against the law.
Osita said that SON would continue to carry out enforcement against the sale of used tyres, adding that any dealer caught, would be made to face the wrath of the law.