A Call For Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) To Get Rid Of Fake Clippers

A call has reportedly gone to the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), to get rid of fake and substandard clippers because of their negative economic and health implications.

Reports from The Guardian states that Chief Ngozi Victor Mbadiwe, said the call became imperative because many unsuspecting Nigerians are falling victims of buying fake clippers everyday only to discover that they stop working after a few weeks and further disclosed that a good and internationally certified hair clipper should last for at least 20 years.

Mbadiwe, who is the Chief Executive Officer, J. Green Mbadiwe and Sons, and the West Africa sole representative of WAHL Clippers USA, also revealed that many Nigerians have contacted scabs, hair bumps, and HIV/AIDS through the use of fake clippers that cut their skins and expose them to health hazards.

He further urged SON to rescue Nigerians, and stop the selling of these substandard products.

He said: "Our companies have been inundated with calls from Nigerians about these fake products in circulation. We have written several letters to the SON but nothing positive has come out of our letters. But we shall not relent because Nigerians deserve to have value for their money."

However, to sensitise barbers on the economic and health implications of using fake clippers, he disclosed that his company will on August 26, hold a sensitisation programme and national barbing competition in Lagos, saying: "There is need to constantly educate our barbers on the reason why they should stop using fake clippers, and thats why we organise annual national barbing competition for all barbers in the country. The first winner will go home with N150,000 with some barbing kits, while the first and second runner ups will win N100,000 and N50,000 respectively”.

"But our advice is that all Nigerians should have their personal clippers which is about N17,000, and cheaper than what it sells for in the USA because it is being subsidised here."