We’ll Kick Substandard Product Out of Nigerian Markets — SON

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: Muhammad Adamu Abubakar

The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) says it will ensure that all substandard product were kick out from Nigerian Markets.

The director general DG of the organisation Alhaji Faruk Salim stated this during Mandatory Conformity Assessment programme (MANCAP) certificate award ceremony held in Kano.

Faruk Salim represented by SON coordinator Kano office 1 Alhaji Kassim Muhammad Yahaya said MANCAP certification is not “cash and carry”, but rather approach approach to ensure all facets of production are complied with the relevant standard.

The DG said “MANCAP is a national certification scheme that ensured all local products complied with the relevant national industrial standard prior to display for sales in Nigerian markets”. “MANCAP certification is not a ‘cash and carry’ exercise, but rather a scientific approach to ensuring all facets of productions are complied with the relevant standard”.

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He said “MANCAP creates sanity and ensures safety of products the public daily consume”. “It creates confidence and increase market stire for producer/ manufacturer”, “SON is increasing developing capacity to ensuring improved service delivery”.

“Already Kano has been made a directorate in the last three months; now with two offices Kano 1 and Kano lI to better serve their manufacturing communities”, he said.

“On behalf of the DG/CE SON, Alhaji Faruk Salim congratulate the recipients of these
certificate for their pursuits of quality”. “It should be noted that the certificate is a loan, should any enterprise default on its rotocol, it shall be retrieved”. “It never happened and we hope it does not happen a Kano”, he added

“We urge other companies to key into the MANCAP scheme for their growth and
increase market share”. “The public is also urged to patronise only SON certified products as its safer and gives value for money”. “The public is also solicited to lodge consumer complaint for any products that has quality issue”.

In a remark, the regional director, Kano state Mr Albert Wilberforce said the organization working hand-in-hand with all for the production of quality products.

One of the recipient Alhaji Ibrahim Saulawa commended the agency for the honour done to them.

Reports says at least 12 companies were given award during the event.

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