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SON Advocates Jail Terms For Peddlers Of Life-threatening Materials, Products

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has called for a review of its establishing Act to ensure peddlers of life-threatening materials are jailed and not fined.

According to NAN, the Director General of SON, Malam Farouk Salim, made this call on Thursday in Lagos during the destruction of materials seized by the organisation.

Salim said peddlers of sub-standard materials are economic saboteurs who kill industries and people who innocently buy the products.

“In the last National Assembly, we went to them to review our Act to ensure that peddlers of life-threatening materials are jailed and not just fined.

“They have passed the law but unfortunately did not get the opportunity for the president to sign it into law.

“So, it is back in the National Assembly, and hopefully, it will be with the President very soon.

“I am sure the President will sign that amendment, and those individuals selling threatening items will be jailed immediately if they are caught,” he said.

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