SON seeks consumers’ support to curb substandard products

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has called on members of the public not to compromise on quality by contacting it anytime they come across ‘Made in Nigeria’ products that do not have a certification logo.

The agency’s director general Mr Osita Aboloma, who made the call explained that made in Nigeria products are stamped with mandatory conformity assessment programme, while the goods meant for export will be stamped with the offshore conformity assessment programme (SONCAP) mark.

Aboloma said the agency is worried over people producing fake products which are encroaching on the original ones, adding every level of success, bring fresh challenges.

Aboloma speaking at the Lagos International Trade Fair warned that whoever is caught faking products will be sent to prison through the son act.

He assured consumers that SON is presently working towards product authentication to ensure that consumers can know if a product is original or fake.

“There are people producing fake products. Such products are encroaching on the original ones. With every level of success, there are challenges. Whoever is caught faking products will be sent to prison through the SON Act. The law has empowered us to do that,” he said.

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