The Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s battle against the influx and circulation of substandard products in Nigeria received a boost from the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, during a courtesy visit of the SON Management in Kano, led by the State Coordinator, Engr. Yahaya Bukar recently.

Responding to the speech by the SON, Kano State Coordinator, Alhaji Sanusi pledged the total support of the Kano Emirate Council to SON in ensuring the achievement of its mandate in the State.

The Royal Father described the SON responsibility under its mandate as very tasking, particularly in relation to the fight against the influx, storage and distribution of substandard products. He assured the SON delegation of the full support of his council to assisting the organization win the war.

Speaking earlier, Engr. Yahaya Bukar thanked the Emir Sanusi, the Emirate Council, Government and people of Kano State for their support to SON since its establishment in the State in 1988.

The SON State Coordinator acknowledged the valuable contributions of the Royal Father to the realization of the SON offshore conformity assessment programme, SONCAP aimed at checkmating the influx of substandard products into Nigeria, as the then Governor of Central Bank, under the Comprehensive Import Supervision Scheme (CISS).

He reiterated the determination of SON to assist micro, small and medium enterprises in Kano State grow, through the diligent implementation of the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) designed to promote the competitiveness of all made in Nigeria products.

This according to him will also promote consumer safety while ensuring that they get value for their hard earned money expended on products. He highlighted the stakeholders’ sensitization efforts being carried out in the State by SON in markets, colleges, mosques and churches in addition to daily inspection visits to factories.

Engr. Bukar briefed the Royal Father on SON Consumer complaints resolution and standards enforcement activities in the State, all aimed at ensuring consumer satisfaction and safety through substantial reduction in the volume of substandard products in circulation.

The historic visit was rounded off with presentation of SON stickers, car hangers and wall clocks to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on behalf of the Director General, Mr. Osita Aboloma