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EFCC, SON consider partnership to counter fake goods

15 June 2016, 21:40

Abuja - The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has sought the assistance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in tackling the prevalence of sub-standard products in the country.

SON Acting Director- General and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Paul Angya, the importation of sub-standards products into the country had caused most indigenous companies to close while others were under threat.

He made the observation during a meeting with Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in Abuja.

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“We feel that it is better for us to synergize with other sister agencies that support the fight against corruption because it is a common fight,”
said Angya.

He said the Nigerian economy would improve if products were manufactured locally.

“We offer consumer protection services to save human lives that would have been lost through fire outbreaks caused by sub-standard cables, sub-standard car tyres, sub-standard food items like tomato paste, among others.’’

He also described the effect of sub-standard goods on the nation as the worst form of corruption.

“It costs people’s lives, health and property.”

Magu pledged the agency’s commitment to assist SON in its endeavours.

- CAJ News


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