SON cautions Nigerians against patronizing substandard products


By Sunny A. Ijomah
The Standards Organization of Nigerian (SON) has cautioned Nigerians against patronizing substandard products.
The Head of Electrical and Electronics of the agency in Anambra State, Mr Viginus Omeje gave the advice in Awka while speaking with newsmen.
Mr. Omeje, an engineer, who itemized food items, mechanical, chemical, civil and building materials as part of goods regulated by the organization, maintained that its officials always embarked on factory inspections to conduct regular tests and to ensure that products and services meet required standards.
He urged manufacturers to approach the organization whenever they want to produce to ensure that their products meet national and international standards.
While calling on consumers to look for the quality trade mark issued by the organization, among others before consumption, Mr Omeje advised the general public to report defaulters as well as shun their products, stressing that substandard products endanger lives, property and affects the economy negatively.
Standards Organization of Nigeria is a Federal Government Agency established through an Act of 1971 as amended charged with the responsibility of developing standards and implementing Federal Government programmes on standardization to make both imported and locally manufactured products conform to minimum requirements in addition to giving value for money.

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