September 21, 2016 — According to reports, the Standards Organization of Nigeria has sealed off eight companies in Ondo State on the grounds that they allegedly produce substandard products.
Speaking about the activities carried out by the Agency, the State Coordinator of SON, Mr. Paul Oke, stated that the affected companies were located in various parts of the state and allegedly produced a variety of substandard products including bread, blocks, mattresses, soaps, table water, etc.
“We see manufacturers, especially the small scale industries, as big players in the economy. The small scale industries employ about 80 per cent of the workforce in Nigeria. Therefore, we deem it fit that any firm that meets the requirement to produce products must get a quality certificate….I want to warn all manufacturers in the state that are producing sub-standard products that SON will not hesitate to seize and destroy such products.”
The State Coordinator also explained that there were other products that have been impounded by the organisation because they were not produced in line with SON’s guidelines.
Source: Information Nigeria