The Standard Organisation of Nigeria says the proliferation of sub standard products in the country is strangulating local producers and preventing competition in the Nigerian market.
This was made known by the Director General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma at a one day forum on the Son Act and FG’s ease of doing business, today, in Abuja.
He said the workshop is expected to deliberate on strategies to phase out substandard products and fastrack the process required to obtain both the SONCAP and MANCAP certification as a means of enhancing the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
He noted that the 2015 Act will expand SON’s mandate and give it the leverage to encourage genuine business practioners, the Son boss however stressed the need to guide producers in their operation while educating them on the benefit the act will have on the ease of doing business.
He however revealed plans plans by the organisation to put in place measures that would ensure test results from its laboratories are released to clients within twenty days of obtaining samples.
He reiterated that the availability of laboratories and other conformity assessment infrastructure will ensure that products produced in the country meet specified standards, as well as eliminating additional costs that would be incurred if they are tested outside the country.