SON launches office to crash influx of substandard products

Osita Aboloma, the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), made further commitment of the agency’s plan to intensify efforts aimed at crashing the influx of substandard products into the country. This he disclosed at the inauguration of its Seme border office, aimed at strengthening the organisation’s surveillance at the land borders.

He stated that the Seme office, near Badagry, was a product of collaborative effort between SON and other agencies, adding that some of the working tools were donated by stakeholders. “All the departments of SON with different roles towards combating influx of substandard goods are now here. We have our customer service, sampling and other departments here to serve Nigeria well. This is also part of our effort at creating an enabling environment for ease of doing business in Nigeria,” Aboloma said.

Further at the inauguration, Deputy Comptroller, Nigerian Customs Service, (NCS), Mr. Jubo Mohammed, commended the management of SON for establishing the facility, saying that it would help in reducing the influx of substandard goods into the country and promote the synergy between SON, NCS and other stakeholders in the interest of the nation’s economy.

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