SON urges ANLCA to expose fraudulent dealers
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has urged the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) to expose criminals who hide under the association to perpetrate evils.
SON Director-General, Farouk Salim, stated that exposing the dishonest members would go a long way to protect the image of the association as well as safeguarding the lives and properties of Nigerians.
The Director-General stated this at an interactive session with ANLCA in Lagos.
He said the impact of substandard goods on the country was enormous, leading to job losses and other consequences. He said substandard goods have no economic value.
He reiterated the agency’s resolve to combat fake and substandard goods in the country while improving the living condition through quality assurance.
He called on Nigerians to be patriotic in their efforts to take the country to the next level, adding that doing things the right way would make Nigeria achieve economic stability and a secure future.
Responding, the ANLCA President, Iju Tony Nwabunike, restated the association’s commitment to work with SON to achieve its noble goals.
He said SON’s automation process scheduled for full implementation next year would make cargo clearance seamless at the ports.
He said with the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) scheduled to commence in January, all stakeholders must work together to make the country competitive.
The vice president of the association, Kayode Farinto, decried the nature of some players who failed to conform to SON regulations, promising that the group would not relent to collaborate with the agency.
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