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DG decries unauthorized use of SON’s logo

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has warned unscrupulous importers against the use of its logo to deceive unsuspecting customers to sell their goods in the country.

Director-General, SON, Osita Aboloma gave the warning at its sensitisation workshop with International Market Association Electronics, IMAE, Alaba, Lagos.

Mr Aboloma described the act as unacceptable and fraudulent and maintained that defaulting importers would be prosecuted accordingly.

The Director-General represented by Director-in-Charge of SON Lagos, Kabir Mohammed said the Standards body was on top of its game to ensure that substandard goods were brought down to the barest minimum.

He tasked electronic dealers to align with bringing in goods as Completely Knock-Downs and Semi Knock-Downs for assembling and branding.

Head, Ports and Borders, SON, Yahya Bukar said the challenge faced by the standards body to address the influx of substandard goods was enormous.

He stated that SON was already prepared for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), but stressed the need for the SON to be strategically positioned at the ports for Nigeria to be competitive when the trade deal commences.

Victoria Chimezie

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