“We will give you a moratorium period; what you are used to before the advent of our SON Act 2015, should be discontinued, our Act has revolutionized our processes at SON. We now have powers to bite, full power to prosecute, we do no longer rely on agents for quality assessment or enforcement of regulation of non-conformity of standards.”
The Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Osita Aboloma, stated this during a courtesy visit by Alaba Electronic Dealers to rekindle its relationship with the agency in checking importation of substandard goods.
Aboloma stated that the agency has considered most of the products being sold in Alaba as life-threatening, warning that SON is on top of its game to fish out products that fall short of international best practices or the minimum requirements of the standards.
“This is a continuous interaction with critical stakeholders. We believe your section is one of the biggest in Africa.
We consider electronics to be life-threatening. When we classify products as life threatening, our enforcement will be stricter than others. We cannot do it alone and we also know the effect of substandard electronics on the health of Nigeria and the drain on the Nigerian economy,” he said.