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Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South) has today narrated his embarrassment from his constituents over alleged existence of National Grazing Commission before the senate claiming that to the best of his knowledge, there was no such Bill before the Nigerian senate. Came under personal explanation
Subsequently the senate slammed importers of substandard motor vehicle tyres known as ‘Tokunbo” and called on the standard organization of Nigeria (SON) to immediately and strictly enforce the provision of section 17 of son Act for violating the mandatory Industrial Standards order and partner with the Nigerian Customs service to intensify borders and ports cheeks where the substandard tyres are brought into the country and ensure speedy clearance of imported tyres from the ports.
The senate in the motion: The use of substandard or used tyres on Nigeria roads: was alarmed by the grave and incessant road accidents that occur in Nigeria associated with tyres as a result of the use substandard tyres or second-hand tyres popularly called ‘Tokunbo” and worried that from 2010 to date, statistics have shown that 5000 precious lives have been lost on Nigerian roads as a result of tyre burst due to low quality or bursting on roads largely because they have been corroded by rain and sea spray during long trips from Europe or Over-stay at ports.