To prevent Nigerian citizens from fake and substandard products, Dolapo Badru, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has recently reaffirmed the committee’s commitment in returning Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) not only to Nigerian ports, but also to the nation’s land borders.
Over the years, the Nigerian economy has developed rapidly becoming the second largest economy in Africa. One of the triggers of this growth is international trade and commerce with its attendant volume of importation of goods from various countries of the world.
Consequently, the Government, through the legislative arm is determined to ensure the safety of all Nigerian citizens against fake or harmful goods.
During the last oversight function of the committee, Dolapo Badru, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Ministry of Industry,Trade and Investment, confirmed that even though Nigeria had standard regulations measures, the country was presently overwhelmed with high rate of fake drugs on national soil.
Therefore, Dolapo Badru reaffirmed the commitment of the committee to return SON to Nigerian land borders especially to the seaports and airports.
In the next coming weeks, the Director General of the SON, Mr Osita Aboloma along with the Supervisory Ministry will be invited the House Committee to discuss this important matter and plan the return back to the ports to continue maintaining the Nigerian standards.
In Conclusion, the Nigeria Government has expressed a great determination in seeing SON return to ports.
As a reminder, as part of the SONCAP programme, Cotecna is authorized to carry out verification of conformity of imported goods and issue SONCAP and Product Certificates (SC & PC).
Cotecna will continue supporting the SON in insuring the wellbeing, health and safety of Nigerian consumers.
Should you or your exporter need a SONCAP or a Product Certificate please send us a request.