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Standard Organisation of Nigeria set new agenda for sports federations

24 August 2016, 16:51

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 week.

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 arena.

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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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