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SON warns defaulters on e-registration policy

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned defaulters of its electronic registration policy for products, saying: “By July 1st, any product in the market without electronic registration will be removed.”

“We will not accept any product that has no product liability. From this year, once offenders are caught, we will make them face the camera and make them apologise to Nigerians. This exercise is to ensure product traceability and achieve standards, which will enhance productivity,” said Dr. Joseph Ikem Odumodu, SON Director-General.

Odumodu said that the essence of this exercise is to build a database of details on all the products in the market. “We need to have a link with the products by having all the details.”

He stressed that following several months of the registration process, any product that failed to comply with the e-registration policy would be removed from the market, irrespective of its status or whether it had SON Conformity Assessment Programme certification or not.

“We are setting up an electronic security system with electronic registration in connection with other agencies to alert us when products arrive. At present, we have improved collaborations with relevant authorities in order to achieve this objective,” he said.

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