The acting Director General of the Standard Organisation of
Nigeria (SON) Dr Paul Angya believes the war against fake and substandard
products could also be won through the sports sector because of its unique
merchandising opportunities that help to grow the nation’s economy.
Angya stated this while receiving the delegation from the
Federal Capital Territory Badminton Association, led by the Chairman, Gabriel
Gbayan who paid him a courtesy visit at the SON Headquarters in Abuja this
The Acting Director General identified sports as one of the
best avenue to win the war against substandard goods; he warns that adulterated
goods and products can hinder the success of athletes on and off the sporting
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According to him, “sports is a global tool for sustainable
economic development and to this end sports administrators should protect the
integrity of the sector by ensuring compliance in all their activities.
He assured that SON will continue its massive publicity
enlightenment campaign through collaboration with sports stakeholders with the
aim of getting rid of substandard sports goods.
News24 reported that Participants at the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) camp for the selection of players for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Junior Championships in Cape Town, South Africa said victory is their watchword.
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- News24 Nigeria