Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have intensified their commitment and partnership in a bid to tackling and combating fake and sub-standard products.
The Director General, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Osita Aboloma while speaking to journalists in Abuja stated that this move is focused at strengthening the partnership between both agencies and combat illicit trade in Nigeria.
The Director General, NAFDAC, Mrs. Moji Adeyeye paid a courtesy visit to SON office in Abuja in order to foster the partnership and collective push in tackling this menace.
The Director General, SON added that the two agencies have a clear duty line and any perceived overlap should be taken as opportunities for collaboration and cooperation rather than competition. He further stated that the use of the Harmonised Systems (HS) Codes for examination of goods at the nation’s entry points was in line with international best practices and aimed at reducing conflicts to the barest minimum.