The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has intercepted 10 containers of suspected fake baby diapers worth over N200million allegedly imported by three Chinese nationals.
The seizure took place at Railway Terminus, Ijora Olopa, Lagos. The Director of Inspectorate and Compliance Department of the organisation, Bede Obayi, told newsmen in Lagos that the suspects have been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
Obayi said that various brands and unbranded baby diaper suspected to be fake and adulterated were found in 10 containers allegedly brought into the country by the suspects.
He said that the stuffing of the products was done in an unhygienic environment and was capable of inflicting skin rashes and diseases when used on children.
“We intercepted the fake products through our intelligent efforts. We have seen that the products are poor in quality; they are fake, substandard and dangerous to our babies. Because of the nature of the product, which is sensitive, they should not be allowed to be packaged in this kind of environment. If we allow the product into our markets, they will cause damages to our babies,” he said.
Obayi said that the organisation had redoubled its efforts to stamp out substandard products from circulating in the country.
By Pita Ochai