Nigeria can't lag behind on product standardization - SON

Nigeria can’t lag behind on product standardization – SON

…noting that Standardization is a global issue and Nigeria cannot afford to lag behind in the comity of nation

Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stressed the need for all to patronize the body by collaborating to reduce influx of substandard products, and share information on substandard products.

Director General, Mallam Farouk Salim stated this on Wednesday in the one-day stakeholders sensitization forum with the theme: Standardization; Catalysts for industrialization at CJ Patterson auditorium, All Saits Cathedral, Onitsha, Anambra State.

Salim, represented by his Senior Special Adviser, Mr Emeka, Duru, dwelt on industrial and manufacturing business in reducing influx of substandard products into the country. 

He said, “Standardization is a global issue and Nigeria cannot afford to lag behind in the comity of nation if we desire economic development. 

“Efforts are geared towards cooperation of all manufacturers, consumers, service providers and government at all level with SON in this global subject.”

According to Director General, the SON’s vision is to improve life through standardization and quality assurance, while the mission is to promote consumer confidence and global competitiveness of Nigeria products and services.

A senior lecturer, faculty of Law, at University of Nigeria Nsukka, Dr. Festus Ukwueze, said the price should not be determinant in purchase of product but quality, to avoid death caused by fake/ substandard product.

In his contribution, Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Charles said that SON services were poor and asked it to live up to the expectation of the people.

“I gave SON 20 per cent for its poor services in its contribution to move the economy forward as concerns product standardization,” he stated.

Earlier, the SON Anambra State coordinator, Mr. Ogbuji Michael, said SON’s goal entailes consistency or uniformity to certain practice and within the selected environment, standardization, promotion and productivity.

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