The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Friday advised Nigerians to patronise only its certified products to enable them get value for their money.
The organisation also promised to continue to flush out substandard products.
Its Director-General, Dr Osita Aboloma, made the call at the SON Special Day at the ongoing 2017 Enugu International Trade Fair.
“While we warn the public of the consequences of using substandard products, we equally call on them to patronise mainly SON certified products as products that give value for money,’’ he said.
Aboloma appealed to entrepreneurs to subscribe to the SON mandatory conformity assessment scheme for the growth of their enterprise as well as their market share.
On export drive, the SON boss said that the agency had been working hard to ensure that all local products and farm produce met prescribed international standard and calibration.
“The issue of rejection of our products and produce anywhere in the world is gradually becoming a thing of the past as SON is poised to make Nigerian products and farm produce the number one preferred in terms of quality and quantity specification,’’ he said.
Rev. Ugochukwu Chime, the President, Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), thanked SON for participating in the trade fair and for stimulating economic growth in the country.
The Enugu International Trade Fair, which is being supported by the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, is organised to showcase Nigeria’s non-oil products.
The exhibition is also providing opportunity for local and foreign businesses to explore and access commercially viable markets in the South-East.
The theme of the 28th edition of the fair, which will end on Monday, is: “Promoting Nigeria’s Industrial Sector and SMEs for Inclusive and Robust Economy”.
Dignitaries visiting SON Exhibition Stand at the ongoing Enugu International Trade Fair