By Franklin Ocheneyi
The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has concluded arrangement to roll out products authentication scheme before the end of 2017.
The Director-General of SON, Dr. Osita Aboloma, who disclosed, said that the scheme when launched will tackle the challenges of products cloning and products adulteration.
“Products authentication scheme will drive away product faking and support zero-tolerance to sub-standard and ultimately promote the image of quality certified products from Nigeria.
Aboloma who spoke through the Director, Business Support Services, SON, Mrs. Margaret Eshiett, said standardization activities and products certification remain the key to improving Nigerian products competitiveness in the local and international market and for gaining global acceptance.
“The MSMEs must, however, step up their game to become the driving force of the Nigerian economy, increase employment and grow trade as SON is very committed to promoting industrialization for economic recovery and sustainable growth”
“SON by mandate has the responsibility to promote industrialization through compliance with standards. SON uses the MANCAP Product Certification Scheme to promote certified made-in-Nigeria products,” he said.