SON Commits To Intensify Fight Against Fake, Substandard Goods


The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has reaffirmed its commitment to intensifying its fight against fake and substandard goods in the country.

The Director General of Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON),  Ifeanyi Okeke pledged his unflinching commitment to serving the nation to the best of his ability. during a joint National Assembly committee on Industry while giving his opening remarks at the 2024 budget defence in Abuja,

The SON  boss said the organisation was making aggressive efforts to rid the nation of substandard products, stressing that the agency has intensified its product testing to ensure that locally produced goods are competitive in its bid to contribute to Nigeria’s export market.

According to him,  the best way to shore up the naira against other foreign currencies is to increase made-in-Nigeria goods

Responding,  the Chairman of the Senate Committee for Industry, Trade and Investment, Senator Ade Fadahunsi, commended SON on its efforts to partner with MSMEs to grow the sector.

The Committee commended the SON Director General for his drive against substandard products, urging local manufacturers to leverage SON’s laboratories across the nation to get their products tested and certified.

The Committee Chairman stressed the need for the SON helmsman to also prioritise the welfare of Staff, which enhances commitment to duties.

Present at the Budget Performance and Proposal of 2023 and 2024 as part of the SON delegation were Senior Management and Staff.

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