SON charges Nigerians to reject substandard goods
The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Mr. Osita Aboloma, has called on Nigerians to reject substandard products in all its ramifications, as they have the capacity to damage the country’s economy.
The SON boss, who made the call when the Steel Manufacturers Group, paid him a courtesy visit in his Lagos office, said his mission is to enforce compliance to standards, safety and quality of products, as well as, ensure that all businesses in the country conform to the tenets of standards.
He said diversification to a non-oil economy is the fulcrum for industries to strive to be at their best, as the nation will depend more on the manufacturing sector for the economy to boom, adding that government policies are to protect local manufacturers from unhealthy competition, and to ensure sustainable development.
He advised the group to embrace the change message by doing the right things at all times, even as he enjoined members to comply with standards for a mutually beneficial relationship with SON.
Leader of the group, Mr. Sunnil Goel, told the DG that they were in SON to felicitate with him on his appointment, and to intimate him of the challenges confronting them.
Goel, who lamented the current economic situation, which he said has affected them negatively, pledged the group’s support and willingness to work with SON, with a view to achieving the objectives and vision of the organisation.