Cement producers take legal action against Standards Organisation of Nigeria

Byrebecca3360

Updated Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:22:22 GMT

Nigeria: Lafarge Cement WAPCO, Ashaka Cement and Unicem have started court action against the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) regarding its plan to limit the application of 32.5 grade cement. The action follows a publication by SON restricting the application of 32.5R grade cement to plastering use only.

"We have instituted a suit against the SON over its recent pronouncement and plan to implement a new mandatory industrial standard order for cement manufacturing, distribution and usage in the country," said the three cement producers at a briefing in Lagos. The producers added that 32.5 grade cement is a widely used multi-purpose product and has 'never' been associated with building collapses.