SON Cautions Nigerians Against Patronizing Fake, Substandard Product

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By: Joy Odor Abuja

The Director General of Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), Mr Osita Aboloma has cautioned Nigerians against endangering themselves and loved ones by patronising fake or substandard products.

He gave the warning during a one-day Stakeholders Collaboration as a Tool For Zero Substandard Products, held in Kaduna on Wednesday July 3, 2019

Represented by the Regional Co-ordinator North West of the Organization, Alhaji Abubakar Abba (Galajen Bauchi), Mr Osita emphasized that the organisation will not rest on its oars in ridding Nigeria of substandard products.

The Director General called on all stakeholders to support the Organization in achieving same, adding that the Organisation is enforcing compliance, through various standards like MANCAP, SONCAP and other logos on products to let customers know difference between substandard and counterfeit products and the original.

In a paper presentation, the National President of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Chief Increase Uche said the role SON in preventing substandard products is crucial, hence, the inclusion of SON at the ports to prevent influx of such substandard products.

He suggested that the enlightenment and sensitization campaign should be sustained, do more and ensure synergy with other agencies especially the Nigerian Customs.

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