DG DON - OSITA ABOLOMAThe Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Mr. Osita Aboloma has called on Nigerians to reject substandard products in all ramifications as they are potential danger that could cause damage to our economy.

Mr. Aboloma , who made the call when the Steel Manufacturers Group paid him a courtesy visit in his Lagos office,  said his mission in the Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON) is to ensure compliance to standards, safety and quality of products even as it is expected that all businesses in Nigeria must conform to  the tenets of standards.

The Director General pointed out that the diversification to non-oil is a fulcrum for Industries to strive to be at their best as the nation will depend more on the manufacturing sector for the economy to boom, adding that government policies are to protect local manufacturers from unhealthy competition to ensure sustainable development.

He advised the Group to embrace the change message by doing the right things at all times and enjoined them to comply with standards for a mutually beneficial relationship with SON, adding that one of the goals of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is to enhance the ease of doing business in Nigeria without compromising standards.

The Director General observed that though the 2015 SON Act gave her adequate powers to enforce standards, there is need to work together through understanding and cooperation.

Mr. Aboloma ended his address by informing the Group that Standards build trust and Nigerians will trust them once they comply with standards.

Earlier in his address, the leader of the group, Mr. Sunnil Goel told the Director General that they were in SON to felicitate with him and to intimate him of the challenges confronting them.

Mr. Goel lamented the current economic situation which he said has affected them negatively, but pledged the Group’s support and willingness to work with SON with a view to achieving the objectives and vision of the Organisation.