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Published On: Tue, Feb 4th, 2020

SON, NSCDC partner to combat substandard products in Anambra

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By Miriam Humbe

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State command, have resolved to partner towards combating the menace of substandard products in the state.
This resolution was made during a courtesy visit of the Anambra State Coordinator of SON, Engr Olalekan Omoniyi to the NSCDC State Commandant, Mr. David Bille in Awka recently.
The SON Coordinator said the visit was necessitated by the need for the two agencies to sustain the existing relationship towards getting rid of fake and substandard products in the State, protecting the consumers and promoting quality with a view to developing the State economy.
Engr. Omoniyi acknowledged the invaluable support of the Command to his predecessors and sought for greater collaboration in the collective interest of the State and its citizens.
He appealed to the NSCDC to assist SON with intelligence reports from all the local governments in view of its wide presence towards getting to the source and root of substandard and life-endangering products across the state.
Responding, Mr. Bille, expressed the NSCDC appreciation of the enforcement and compliance roles being played by SON in quality control and verification of products and promised to improve on the partnership for greater effect.
He said SON actions have in no small measure reduced the spread of substandard products in the state and the country, thereby improving the quality and standards of goods that Nigerians consume.

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