By Chris Ochayi

ABUJA—Worried by incidences of buildings collapse in the country, especially in Abuja, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has vowed to clamp down on manufacturers of sub-standard building materials.

To this end, SON has commenced quality tests of building materials, especially on iron rods as well collection of details of their manufacturers, with a view to summoning producers of identified sub-standard ones for questioning or arrest.

The first port of call by the SON team was Jabi, in Lugbe, and other building material markets within the Federal Capital Territory

An Assistant Director of SON, Dr Barth Okoko, who led the team to sensitise dealers of the products before taking punitive measures, said: “The awareness drive was necessary to educate dealers on engineering procedures of identifying quality of the products.”

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