SON To Intensify Enforcement Of Standards For Imported, Locally Made Products

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria has announced its readiness to safeguarding Nigerians from the menace of imported and locally made sub-standard products.

The Director-General, SON, Farouk Salim in a statement signed by Bola Fashina, Head, Public Relations, said that the organisation would be embarking on a four-day retreat to promote greater effectiveness and efficiency in delivery of its mandate of setting and enforcing standards for goods, processes and systems in Nigeria.

It said, “In a quest to build on the foundation laid by previous Managements, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria is holding a four day Leadership Strategy Retreat in Calabar, Cross Rivers State from February 9 to 12, 2021.

“SON strategy retreat is the first major outing in a series of agenda-setting programmes which are part of measures to set the organisation’s targets for 2021 and beyond, as well as putting her on the path of becoming the foremost standards institution in Africa.

“The four-day retreat will deal with issues like goal setting, art and science of execution for regulatory agencies, key performance indicators and stakeholder management, among other issues.”

Salim reiterated his commitment to making SON a role model in safeguarding Nigerians from the menace of imported and locally made substandard products by ramping up enforcement of standards nationwide and make Nigeria hostile for producers and distributors of substandard products.

The facilitators for the retreat according to the statement, include Dakuku Peterside, a former Director General/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Tony Epelle, Managing Consultant of SAMUELSON, and Joseph Odumodu.

Others are Elijah Affi, Managing Director, Take-Out Media; and Barrister Osuagwu Sunny Uwanuakwa, Chairman of SON Management Review Committee set up by Mallam Salim on assumption of office.

The SON Management Retreat is being facilitated by SAMUELSON B. V. Professional Services, a leading Consulting firm in the country.