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SON initiates measures to check sub-standard goods

Director General of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim. Photo: SON

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has completed arrangements for the launch of its Product Authentication Mark (PAM) sticker to check the inflow of fake, sub-standard and counterfeiting goods imported into the country.

The Director General of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim stated this at a stakeholders sensitisation programme on Product Authentication Mark (PAM) in Lagos.

According to him, SON had introduced the conformity assessment programme which is meant for imported goods into Nigeria to make sure, that goods coming into the country are certified before they reach its market.

The Deputy, Director Product Certification of the Organisation, Mr. Enebi Onucheyo said arising from rampant application of the mark on non- certified products, SON decided to control the printing of the mark as well as improve its security features through physical and digital technology.

Mr. Enebi Onucheyo added that the PAM would be made voluntary to local manufacturers but advised them to key into the scheme in order to keep Nigeria safe and strong.

Writing by Victoria Chimezie; Editing by Chinasa Ossai