Why SON seeks amendment of Act

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The Director General (DG) of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim, has stated the need for amendment of the Act establishing it.


Salim stated this on Thursday in Lagos during the organisation’s facility tour to Friesland Campina.


He urges the industries to support the amendment of the Act through National Assembly soon as it will further empower SON in terms of the fight against substandard goods among others


The DG asked industries to minimize spending of their forex on laboratory test abroad, stressing that when SON laboratories are supported to equip its laboratories, the job will be made easier.


In his words: We are going rounds to see the industries to see how we can collaborate with them. To discuss with them to know what issues they have and to see how these issues can be ameliorated.


” Our worry is that industries are closing down and unemployment is escalating. Industry is suffering a lot of issues, ranging from insecurity, infrastructural decay, power problem among others.” Salim stressed.

On his part, the Managing Director of Friesland Campina, Ben Langat said that industries face all sorts of problem in the country’s business space.


Langat further noted that a lot of companies are shutting down due to high cost of raw materials and other challenges.


In his own words, “In the last one year, most companies in the food and beverage industry are unable to sell due to non-affordability of their products by the consumers.


The managing director further revealed that Powder milk is very easy to counterfeit as a result unscrupulous people bring a lot of things into the market, so we are happy collaborating with SON to curb the problem.


He added that our everporated paper packaged milk is 100 percent locally sourced raw materials within the country.


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