SON Refutes Storyline purportedly blaming NCS for substandard products

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Management’s attention has been drawn to some publications misquoting the Director General, Mallam Farouk Salim  following the destruction of some substandard products at its facility in Lagos on Wednesday.
According to the statement endorsed by Fashina Adebola, Director, Public Relations For SON Management sighted on Media Friends of NCS platform saying The Management of SON wish to state unequivocally that it holds the Nigerian
Customs Service leadership and officers in very high esteem and have been
working in very close collaboration with the service all over the Nation to
substantially reduce the importation and distribution of substandard products
in Nigerian markets.

He noted that these were publicly expressed by the Director General, Mallam Farouk Salim recently in Lagos and Port Harcourt at interactive forums with maritime
stakeholders in the two cities.

“The challenge of importation, smuggling, manufacture and distribution of
substandard products is hydra headed involving some unpatriotic Nigerians and
their foreign collaborators and requires the continuous cooperation of all
regulatory and security agencies, patriots and quality vanguards.
Adebola stated that the Management of SON wish to therefore correct the erroneous impression that it attributes the influx of substandard products into Nigeria to the Nigerian Customs Service.

He added that deliberate efforts were made by SON to request the publishers of the erroneous stories to withdraw them from circulation.

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