The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has advised importers to always cross-check with it before importing any product into the country, saying that Nigeria would not be a dumping ground for substandard products.
The agency stated this when it received a certificate of merit from the World Customs Organisation (WCO) signed by the WCO secretary-general, Kunio Mikuriya, on the occasion of the International Customs Day through an affiliate, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).
The acting director-general, SON, Dr Paul Angya, who received the award weekend, stated that it could not have come at a better time than now that the SON has doubled its efforts to rid Nigeria of substandard products through collaboration with critical stakeholders.
Angya thanked the World Customs Organisation (WCO) for the award, adding that it would serve to double the efforts of the SON at stepping up its activities in the area of standards and also used the occasion to reiterate the SON’s commitment at ensuring that Nigeria was not made a dumping ground for all manner of products, and advised importers to always cross check with the SON before importing. The merit award recognises the SON’s effort in partnering with the Nigerian Customs Service and other world customs bodies to ensure that only wholesome products that met with standards were allowed in and out of the country.
Nigeria Not Dumping Ground For Substandard Products – SON
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