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‘Nigeria Loses N150 Billion To Fake Car Batteries Annually’ – Automobiles And Road Safety Initiative

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‘Nigeria Loses N150 Billion To Fake Car Batteries Annually’ - Automobiles And Road Safety Initiative - autojosh

‘Nigeria loses N150 billion to fake car batteries annually’, says Automobiles and Road Safety Initiative.

Says this is the reason why no single battery brand and dealership will be recognised during its forthcoming Award.

Notes that fake car batteries have a life span below 12 months instead of the world-widely recommended 48 months and more.

Urges Standard Organisation of Nigeria to prevent importation of low grade automobile batteries into the country.





‘Nigeria Loses N150 Billion To Fake Car Batteries Annually’ - Automobiles And Road Safety Initiative - autojosh

The Automobiles And Road Safety Initiative, the organisers of the Nigeria Annual Automotive Industry Awards, says Nigeria loses over N150 billion to fake, low-grade car batteries imported annually into the country from various parts of the world.

According to the body, the “influx of various low-grade classifications of automobile batteries in the country” is the reason why no single battery brand and dealership category will be recognised during its forthcoming Award Ceremony.

Apart from being economic drain pipes, Automobiles And Road Safety Initiative noted that these fake car batteries have a life span that is below 12 months (1 year) instead of the world-widely recommended 48 months (2 years) and more.

A statement by the president of the organisation, Mr. Samuel Oloyede Oriowo said:

“The Board of Trustees of the Automobiles and Road Safety Initiative has disclosed that no single car battery brand, maker and or dealership category will be recognised during the second edition of the forthcoming award ceremony slate for Monday, September 27, 2023.”

The body urged the Federal Government to take positive actions and prioritise the production of automobile parts locally to save the country needed forex and stop boosting foreign economies at the expense of the home country.





It also urged Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to double-up in its efforts at preventing low grade automobile batteries into the country as low quality batteries could be harmful to motorists and commuters health.

Oriowo further disclosed that the forthcoming second Nigeria Annual Automotive Industry Award is to continue to encourage excellence and to celebrate the best and the brightest of the stakeholders, their products and services in the country.





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