SON, FCCPC MULL SIGNING OF MOU TO ENHANCE INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION

Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive FCCPC BabaTunde Irukera receiving a gift from SON DG/CE Farouk Salim

The Director General Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Mallam Farouk Salim, making his welcome remark.

The Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim has reiterated that the collaboration between the Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC and Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) needs to be strengthened.

The SON boss indicated while receiving the Executive Vice Chairman of the FCCPC, Babatunde Erukera alongside the management staff of the Commission during a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.

According to Salim, Nigeria is an import-based economy, therefore both organisations need to work together to achieve collective goals of protecting consumers as well as industries in ensuring that everyone plays by the rule.

Mallam Farouk further said both FCCPC and SON are “security agencies” playing important roles in safeguarding Nigerians, hence the need to be afforded the wherewithal to enable both Organisation fight the prevalence of substandard goods and services given the challenges faced during enforcement exercises.

In his response, the Executive Vice Chairman, FCCPC, Babatunde Erukera expressed satisfaction with the relationship between the two agencies emphasizing the need to transcend cordial relationship and exploring the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will enable both agencies to achieve common goals of consumer protection and value for money on products and service quality.

According to Erukera, the need for an MOU between the organisations is necessary, because manufacturers dealing with SON would do the same with FCCPC without acrimony if there’s a synergy between the two agencies in the areas of Standards, enforcement of consumer rights and unfair trade practices.

In the centre is the Director General Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), flanked by the Executive Vice Chairman FCCPC and his Management team of FCCPC.

Highlights of the meeting included the presentation of a gift to the Executive Vice Chairman, FCCPC by the Director-General of SON in appreciation of the visit, followed by taking group photographs.

SON management team and FCCPC management team


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