Ikpeazu to FG: Bring Seized Substandard Tyres To Aba.
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has urged the Federal Government to consider transporting the substandard tyres worth over 5 billion Naira seized from dubious Chinese Businessmen to Aba to be used for further Production instead of Disposing them.
Speaking at the launch of the ‘Change Begins with Me’ campaign in Abia Yesterday, Dr Ikpeazu Stated:
“I understand that the Federal Government through the Standards Organization of Nigeria has seized several millions of substandard tyres worth about 5 billion Naira from some dubious Chinese business men.
As an environmentalist, I am worried about how these tyres will be disposed. We can’t burn that number of tyres because it will have severe negative consequences for the environment. Maybe, there may be a diplomatic angle to whole thing.
On a second thought, Honorable Minister, we in Abia can be of help here.
Let them bring those tyres to Aba and our boys at Port Harcourt Road will use them to produce several items like fan belts, conveyor belts, etc which can be sold at very good prices”.