Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has introduced another measure called Product Authentication Mark (PAM) to safeguards the authenticity of made in Nigeria brand
The Product Authentication Mark is expected to reduce to the barest minimum, the influx and production of substandard goods into the Nigerian market.
The agency’s Director General, Osita Aboloma, made this known at the stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop on reduction of substandard products for South-South region, held in Calabar.
The DG, represented by the South-South Regional Coordinator, Papanye Don Pedro, explained that PAM will decimate cloning and faking of genuine products.
PAM, according to him, “will complement other measures already in place such as Nigerian quality mark (NIS), Nigerian Quality Awards (NGA), Conformity Assessment Program (SONCAP), Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program (MANCAP)”.
According to him, substandard products harm Nigerian economy: close genuine businesses and investments, cripple industries, lead to job losses and weaken competitive advantage.
The State Coordinator of SON, Emmanuel Ogbuji, said they will soon embark on aggressive clampdown on firms and premises indulging in substandard products.Please subscribe to our newsletter