SON moves to equip states to boost fight against substandard produts


Freda Okhiria, Abuja

The Director General of the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Osita Aboloma in a bid to further empower states to fight substandard products in the country has said he will provide equipment as well as materials for States offices.

In a statement signed by the head, Public Relations department of the organization, Aboloma promised to provide adequate funding for the states offices, improve on the provision of equipment and materials needed to aid staff in achieving SON’s mandate, and ensure that staff welfare receives adequate attention at all times.

According to the statement he made the call recently during a familiarization tour to the organisation’s offices in Kaduna and Kano states, commended the staff for their hard work and dedication to duties, and lauded the good work of the regional office at coordinating the activities of the organization within the region

 Aboloma has called on the staff of the Organization to be good Ambassadors in order to change the perceptions of some Nigerians and others about the organization, and reiterated that the SON must not be viewed as Oppressors but “Vanguards of Quality and Facilitators of Businesses.”

Mr. Aboloma stressed that standardization and quality assurance are very vital to the nation’s survival in view of the present economic situation, and charged them to look at the present economic situation as motivation to boost the growth of industrialization in the country in line with the Federal Government’s policy of diversifying from an oil economy to Agriculture and Industry.

He  further enjoined the staff to abreast themselves of happenings in the organization through the different social media, which according to him provided them the opportunity to know the direction the government is going and management decisions on issues, adding that under his leadership, SON will operate a reward system where staff would be rewarded for hard work and ingenuity.

The Director General appealed to the staff to encourage the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME’s) to avail themselves of the services provided by the SON Textile and Leather Laboratory, as charges have significantly been reduced to aid their growth in terms of quality and standards.


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