SON will continue to support genuine business – DG ...

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Thursday said it would continue to support genuine businessmen through quality assurance and standardisation activities.

Its Director-General, Mr Osita Aboloma, made the promise at a one-day capacity building programme on welding practice, procedure and quality assurance in Kaduna.

According to him, the capacity building workshop has a key role in the realization of public safety. Aboloma, who was represented by his Regional Coordinator (North-West), Mr Dauda Yakubu, said that SON recently organized a sensitisation programme on Ease of Doing Business, SON Act 14 of 2015 and reduction of substandard goods in Nigeria. “Therefore, it is our collective effort to do the right thing for business whether small or big in the construction industry value chains. “SON is poised at ensuring that improved quality, reduction of risk and a level-playing field is created for manufacturers, importers, traders, exporters as well as product end-users,” he said. According to him, we must ensure that genuine business persons are not disadvantaged by persons in the manufacturing, importation and sales of substandard products in our country. Aboloma said that the participants should have the requisite knowledge on the use of acceptable basic materials by the end of the workshop. Mr Danlami Datti, the State Coordinator of SON in Kaduna, said that the objective of the workshop was to put things right in terms of standardisation, quality and quality products. Hajiya Balarabe Inuwa, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport, said Kaduna State Government believed in quality delivery. Inuwa said that the state government would partner with SON in promoting standard goods in the state. She described the agency as “Nigeria’s mark of standard” and said that all Nigerians must give support to production of quality products in Kaduna state. (NAN)

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