The Ekiti state chapter of the Standards Organization of Nigeria has ostracized 23 cable companies for manufacturing of fake and substandard electrical products.
In a statement at the state capital, Mrs Sarah Idowu, the head of the agency in Ekiti said the companies failed both the performance, safety, and parameter tests conducted by Electrical and Electronics Laboratory Department.
The names of the companies include: Everest Wire Limited; Odic Wire & Cable; Daily Star Nig; Rosa Wire & Cable; System Best Limited and Smart Cable Limited, Cable City Limited; Mack Wire & Cable; Tomas Cable Nig; MNW Copper Plus; NSE Wire & Cable; New City limited; Nucon Limited;and Kingsmart.
Also, Chedo Wire, C- Divine Wire, Daily Star Wire & Cable; Devi Wire; Nacolight Wire & Cable; O.C Smart Nig; Cabel Nigeria Cable and one unbranded were among the listed companies.
According to the statement, only one firm, Nion Nigeria Wire and Cable, out of the several companies whose products were examined passed the various laboratory tests carried out by SON.
Mrs Idowu said it became important to release the names of the companies so as to guide the public against procuring fake and substandard products as she said many of their products did not have size number while their country of origin were not stated.
She however, directed those involved to withdraw all their electrical items from the market and stop further production of such substandard products.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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