SON urges importers to stop bringing sub-standard products


The Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr Joseph Odumodu, on Thursday advised importers to stop importation of sub-standard products.
Odumodu gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
“We must understand where we are coming from. We are coming from a regime where it was all comers’ business and people did anything they want, “ the director-general said.
Odumodu said that dishonest importers had gradually killed many industries as a result of importation of sub-standard products.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari had appealed to Nigerians for positive change to make the Nigerian maritime industry the hub of shipping in West Africa.
The director-general said that the organisation had introduced some platforms for importers and exporters to overcome challenges encountered in the course of doing business.
He said SON had been collaborating with some government agencies, adding that the organisation was ready to engage ports operators in training to reduce the time of doing business.
Odumodu said that it was the duty of SON to continue checking on other supplies of a particular product which had undergone the process of clarification. (NAN)

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