The Standards Organisation of Nigeria SON on Tuesday raided no fewer than 15 major electrical materials outlets in Ado Ekiti and seized fake items worth millions of naira.
The Director General of SON, Osita Aboloma, said the aim was to rid the society of fake electrical items capable of endangering the lives of Nigerians.
Abolama, who was represented by the Ekiti head of the agency, Ayeni Feyisayo, urged the outlets to adhere to standards by ensuring that the items were not only registered but also certified by the regulatory body.
He said the exercise would be a continuous one and warned the perpetrators to shun anything that was capable of endangering the lives of the people through avoidable fire outbreaks.
The exercise was backed by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.