SON re­news war on fake prod­ucts

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Dele Ogun­yemi, Ibadan

The Stan­dards Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Nigeria (SON) has an­nounced its readi­ness to re­cruit 5 mil­lion people across the fed­er­a­tion into its newly in­au­gu­rated Na­tional Coali­tion to boost the on­go­ing war against the pro­duc­tion of fake and sub­stan­dard prod­ucts in the coun­try.

This an­nounce­ment came on the heels of the ap­point­ment of the the Sul­tan of Sokoto, Al­haji Sa’ad Abubakar, as the SON Am­bas­sador in Nigeria.

The Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of SON, Dr. Joseph Nkem Odu­modu, dis­closed this in Ibadan, last week, dur­ing a Walk to Live En­light­en­ment pro­gramme aptly tagged: “Zero Tol­er­ance against Sub­stan­dard Prod­ucts,” or­ga­nized by the or­gan­i­sa­tion for selected stake­hold­ers in Oyo State.

He said: “We have al­ready formed a Na­tional Coali­tion. In­deed, our plan is to re­cruit up to five mil­lion Nige­ri­ans who are go­ing to be part of this cru­sade. We be­lieve that five mil­lion is a crit­i­cal mark that we will use to sus­tain this cam­paign to a level that it would be im­pos­si­ble for people to bring sub­stan­dard prod­ucts into Nigeria.”

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