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As part of efforts geared towards eliminating the influx of substandard products from the country’s market, the Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim, expressed that the agency has since commenced a nationwide sensitisation campaign on the need to have only standards and quality products in circulation across the country.

Salim said the campaign is being executed with the Organisation’s relevant and critical stakeholders in the various sectors of the nation’s economy, stressing that the benefits of stocking, selling, and patronising quality and standard products could not be over emphasized.

The DG pointed out that the agency has renewed partnership with the Nigerian Police, saying that it would help to increase its level of enforcement activities in the country.

Salim who disclosed this at a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State, Mr. Ahmad Abdurrahman, recently noted that the existing cooperation between the Agency and the police had lasted for over 50 years.

He said, “time has come to re-enforce the partnership for the greater benefit of the country in checking sub-standard goods. With help of the police, a collaboration of other government regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders; SON will definitely deliver on its mandate to secure all goods sold and consumed in the country.

“The police can further help us with enough officers and men to make our enforcement operations seamless,’’ he stressed

He sympathised with the police, especially Enugu State Police Command for personnel and working materials lost during the hijack of the peaceful EndSARS protest by hoodlums in the state.

“As partners in progress, SON is standing with the Nigerian Police especially this command in this trying period and we will not mind contributing our little quota to bring succour to families of deceased policemen if called upon to do so,’’ he maintained.

Responding, Abdurrahman assured SON of cooperation to carry out its mandate of enforcement in the state and rid the state and by extension the nation of sub-standard products.

According to the commissioner, SON is also a security organisation by the virtual of their mandate. “The police will support your work; since the work of SON and police are closely related in that police check human criminality; while SON checks materials or goods criminality.

“So, SON is a partner in our quest to reduce all forms of crimes in the country. And once an Agency, like SON, is ridiculed; the entire nation will not move forward,’’ he said

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