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Regulate electronics sector, Akaya tells FG

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA—THE Director-general, Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON), Dr. John Ndanusa Akanya has called on the Federal Government to set up an agency that will regulate the electrical and electronics appliances that were being sold and used in the country.

According to him, if established, it will go a long way in ensuring that consumers get the best for the money they spend as well as Nigeria getting the best, just as he stressed that the activities of Staff of SON was more risky and tedious than that of the Economic and Financial Crime Commissions (EFCC).

Speaking in Abuja when he received the Abuja Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists  (NUJ) disclosed that  SON was working on approving Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS) for Armoured cars entering the country to enable them operate in Nigeria in line with our specifications, just he stressed that bringing in Armoured cars into the country was a very serious issues that requires a combination of all security agencies like the Inspector General Of Police, the Director-General of the SSS, the National Security Adviser to the President.

According to him, “No Standard Organisation of Nigeria officer can release an armoured car. It is a security issue, Armoured cars cannot be released without the intervention of all security agencies, the National Security Adviser, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the SSS, everyone must all be involved. We are working on standards for armoured cars; a memo is with the Security Adviser to look at especially the one that was produced recently in Nigeria”.

The SON boss who explained that in carrying out the job with passion, also have pains, even as he urged the media to carry out serious investigative journalism before going to presto avoid polarising the society as all hands must be on deck in ensuring that standards were maintained in the country.


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