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SON calls for efforts on substandard products

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By Abdulwasiu Usman

Over $ 4.3 trillion worth of substandard products circulated across the globe.

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has advocated for a more concerted effort to combat substandard and fake products, citing a staggering cost-benefit estimate of 4.3 trillion US dollars. This was announced by Mallam Farouk Salim, the director general of SON, at the agency’s 50th-anniversary celebration in Lagos. Salim reaffirms the agency’s dedication to eradicating substandard and fake products from the market. He assures that the government organization would do more to create awareness among the public in pursuit of its filial duty.

Therefore he urges prominent institutions and stakeholders to invest substantially in brand protection operations in order to secure their copyright and affiliated brand against counterfeiters, copyright pirates and manufacturers of inferior goods. He also encouraged businesses to stay consistent in accordance with standards and government laws and provide maximum assistance to SON in different activities meant to improve the organization. Furtherly, he stressed the necessity for proclamation to minimize the influx of substandard products to the absolute bare minimum demands a robust partnership between the organization and other major entities.

Nigeria’s rapid progress necessitates high capacity and expertise.

SON’s focus over the past two years has been on bolstering the National Metrology System in order to elevate the profile of the National Metrology Institute Enugu as a significant component in Nigeria, as well as publishing National Standards and increasing SON’s technical competence in conformity assessment services through the accreditation of our Product Certification Department. Equally important is the fact that the Nigerian National Standardisation Strategy, which serves as the development framework, is being implemented with fidelity.

According to Salim, Nigeria’s rapid progress in worldwide advances necessitates high capacity and expertise to adapt to developing technological changes as well as the transformation of the educational and training institutional framework. Additionally, instilling values and quality as a way of life in the highly sensitive minds of youths at school is thought and supported by various studies to be more beneficial in fostering the national development rather than focusing in an isolated fashion.

The agency has kept up its record of substantial achievements.

Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, was represented at the event by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Evelyn Ngige, who extended the minister’s congratulations to SON on its 50th anniversary. He emphasized SON’s critical role in promoting commerce and ensuring excellence and quality standards in the context of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area. Adebayo has charged the agency with continuing to explore new avenues in order to fulfil its mandate of maintaining the high quality of all goods and services in the nation.

The agency has the full backing of the federal government, he said, as seen by the recent adoption of the National Quality Policy and other initiatives crucial to SON’s success. Joseph Odumodu, SON’s former director general, commended the incumbent director general for the organization’s commitment to its employees. He pointed out that the agency has kept up its record of substantial achievements since the current director took over, suggesting that it is led by forward-thinking individuals.

SON’s role in the nation’s economy is crucial for the achievement of AfCFTA.

Odumodu cited an instance of the equipped laboratories. He said the agency already has the proper people working there, which will encourage the recruitment of even more highly skilled workers and increase efficiency. The role SON plays in the nation’s economy is crucial for the achievement of AfCFTA and the country’s economic diversification push, he said in conclusion, urging the Director General to educate from the least cadre of personnel to the top and stressing there is a need to refocus personnel for more complex work.


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9 months ago

SON calls for efforts on substandard products – Over $ 4.3 trillion worth of substandard products circulated across the globe. – Express your point of view.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
9 months ago

We all things of substandard goods flying around in every part of the country that are unattended to by SON. The SON is claiming achievement but couldn’t address counterfeiting products that can harm us in the market even at importion.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
Member
9 months ago

We have Over $ 4.3 trillion worth of substandard products circulated across the globe !. That is huge. Here at home in Nigeria there are several substandard products in every part of the country that SON has failed to address. Government should make SON more effective and active to reduce or stamp out every substandard products. It is for our safety.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
9 months ago

Standard Organization of Nigeria is supposed to be managing the affairs of substandard products. So if they now make a warning of the extent of fake products out there, then it’s important for us to take notice of it.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
Member
9 months ago

The rate at which substandard products is circulating across the globe is really cause for concerning and all hands should be on deck to eradicate it.The SON has been doing a lot in combating fake and substandard products in the country but more commitment still need to be done concerning effort to eradicate fake or substandard products across the country.

jdpumping
jdpumping
Member
9 months ago

When figures are churn out you can’t just help but weep for Nigeria imagine the standard of fake things in circulation our wickedness against each other is on another level,we should try love each other for once.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
9 months ago

SON calls for efforts on substandard products. Is very bad that this country has gone astray in so many ramifications. Corruption has eaten Nigeria that we have a lot of substandard products

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
9 months ago

Using a shocking cost-benefit analysis, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria has argued for a more coordinated effort to tackle substandard and bogus products.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
9 months ago

It is important that the government agency strengthen their commitment to ridding the market of counterfeit and products that do not meet quality standards.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
9 months ago

In the interest of fulfilling its civic responsibility, the government agency committed to taking additional steps to educate the general public.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
9 months ago

We have Over $ 4.3 trillion worth of substandard products circulated across the globe, Son need to look after the substandard product or fake product to be eradicated so we can be careful of it necessary thing should be done to prevent substandard product out

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
9 months ago

Important organizations and stakeholders are encouraged to make significant investments in brand protection activities in order to defend their copyright and associated brand against copyright pirates, counterfeiters, and makers of inferior goods.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
9 months ago

The SON is claiming achievement but couldn’t address counterfeiting products that can harm us in the market even at importion. Government should make SON more effective and active to reduce or stamp out every substandard products. It is for our safety.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
9 months ago

the Director General is responsible for educating staff from the lowest cadre all the way up to the highest level, while emphasizing the necessity of retraining personnel for more difficult tasks.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
9 months ago

While the SON has made significant strides in the fight against counterfeit and low-quality goods in the country, more dedication is still needed to completely eradicate such goods from the market.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
9 months ago

Since the current director took over, the organization has maintained its previous record of significant accomplishments, which suggests that it is directed by persons who are forward-thinking.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
9 months ago

The Standard Organization of Nigeria is designed to oversee the issues of substandard items. So if they now issue a warning about the magnitude of fraudulent items out there, then it’s necessary for us to take note of it.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
9 months ago

The rapid spread of low-quality goods around the world is deeply disturbing, and urgent action is needed to stop it.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
9 months ago

Important organizations and stakeholders should invest heavily in brand protection to protect their copyright and brand from copyright pirates, counterfeiters, and low-quality manufacturers.

theApr
theApr
Member
9 months ago

the recent implementation of the National Quality Policy and other actions essential to SON’s development demonstrate the federal government’s unwavering support for the organization

Remi1
Remi1
Member
9 months ago

The SON claims success but was unable to address the issue of counterfeit goods, which can be harmful to humans even in little quantities. Government should increase SON’s effectiveness and activity to limit or eliminate all inferior items. It’s for our own security.