Abuja: SON clamps down on substandard building materials

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), yesterday, in Abuja sealed premises of some dealers engaged in marketing substandard aluminum roofing sheets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

FCT Coordinator, SON, Ganbo Dimka, said the estimated cost of affected products across the city was about N75m.

According to him, the products were basically imported from China.

“Many of the roofing sheets being sold in the market have thickness diameters lower than what is specified in the Nigerian standard, which is the minimum requirement for any roofing sheet in the country to withstand the peculiar weather condition and give value on investment made on them,” he said.

He explained that the menace of substandard aluminum roofing sheet has affected a lot of FCT residents and the organisation has received many complaints in recent months.

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