According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in Ondo State has reportedly prosecuted 40 persons for allegedly selling fake and substandard goods.
The Coordinator of the organisation, Mr. Paul Oke, while speaking to NAN in Akure stated that SON has also assisted some consumers with retrieving from the dealers, money paid for substandard goods, or with obtaining replacements for the substandard products.
“We have prosecuted 40 offenders for engaging in businesses involving fake and substandard products in recent years.”
“Any product without SON’s cap is seized and the seller or merchant prosecuted. The person, on conviction, pays a penalty to the Federal Government,’’
Oke advised consumers to send all complaints on substandard products to the organisation to enable it to achieve its mandate.
“We ensure that consumers have confidence in goods they buy; therefore, complaints are welcome from them and their complaints are treated free of charge.
“Complainants should…come with letters and purchase receipts of the faulty products.
“We will ensure that such a product is changed or the money paid for it returned to the consumer,’’ he said.