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Manufacturers, importers urged to guarantee quality goods

26 November 2013, 18:16

Kano - The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has called for the support of manufacturers and importers of goods to ensure the importation and production of quality goods in the country.

Yakubu Bukar, the Head of Kano SON office, disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.

He said that Nigerians deserved to get value for their hard earned money, adding that SON had put in place measures to improve on standards of goods.

“We have been sensitising the manufacturers and importers of goods on the need to meet our requirements so as to be certified with the Nigeria Industrial Standard (NIS).”

“Our director general has graciously approved free e-registration of products for locally produced goods while imported goods attract a particular fee,” he told NAN.

Bukar said that SON Kano had visited plants and industries in the state to ensure full compliance with the e-registration exercise, adding that the “e-registration will allow manufacturers get our Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certificates’’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the SON initiated e-registration for manufacturers and importers of goods early in the year to reduce the bureaucracy involved in manual registration and to ensure transparency.



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