SON to unveil sealed code to detect fake products

first_imgRelatedPosts Influx of fake, substandard goods: FG moves to further strengthen SON COVID-19: ABU, RMRDC backed PPE kits pass SON test, set for launch Using 12.5kg cylinder as camp gas highly dangerous – SON The Standard Organisation of Nigeria says it has concluded plan to unveil sealed code to enable buyers or consumers detect fake products in the markets. The SON Coordinator in the Federal Capital Territory, Dimka Gambo, made this known at Business to Business monthly session in Abuja on Saturday. Represented by Papa’a Johnson, the Principal Standard Officer of the organisation, Gambo said the code would be inaugurated this year. Gambo explained that when that was inaugurated, the unregistered products using standard organisation certified logo would be easily detected. He however said porous borders and smuggling activities were reason for the influx of unregistered products in the country. Meanwhile, the coordinator disclosed that in line with the policy of the Federal Government on ease of doing business, SON had offered 50 per cent subsidy on standard services provided by SON to Small and Medium Enterprises. He said this development was put in place to boost the SMEs in the country. According to Gambo, apart from this discount, the organisation also gives technical assistance to SMEs to enable such segments of business to grow. The coordinator reiterated SON’s commitment to ensure the country got rid of fake and substandard products. The Convener of the business to business group, Dr. Mustapha Popoola, had earlier urged the Federal Government to come up with a policy that would put into consideration the dynamic nature of every part of the country for business to thrive. Popoola said there was the need to take cognisance of diversity of various cities in the country, pointing out that the model that worked in Kano State might not work in Lagos or elsewhere. He underscored the need for regular engagement of the private sector by government through a platform like business to business to help find a solution that would lead to create enabling environment for businesses to thrive, hence boosting the economy.Tags: Dimka GamboFake productsStandards Organisation of Nigerialast_img read more

PNG wins silver in first mixed relay

first_imgLed by super fish Ryan Pini, PNG dominated the race in the first lap but fell behind New Caledonia who took out gold after clocking a time of 1:49:94 sec. This is the first Games record for the event.PNG came in at 1:52:04 sec with Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane finishing the race for PNG.This event included two males and two females each from every country that took part.Countries that participated in this event were Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Guam, Palau, bronze medalist Fiji, New Caledonia and PNG.last_img read more