By Emmanuel Elebeke
ABUJA—The House of Representatives has directed the Standard Organization of Nigeria, SON to maintain status quo on the court order mandating it to lift ban on D.K Golden products, pending when the committee will hear the matter.
The directive followed an order from a Federal Court Awka asking the Standard of Nigeria, SON, to lift the ban on D. K Golden products which was not adhered to by SON since February 2011 and December 2014.
Chairman, House Committee on Public Petition, Hon. Nkem Abonta, who issued the directive called on all the parties involved in the matter to maintain status quo pending when the committee will hear the matter.
Abonta, gave this directive at the meeting of the House Committee on Public Petition at National Assembly Complex, Abuja
By this order, it is expected that the D.K Golden products (which include Dogo Shaving stick and Tooth brush) would be allowed to sell in the markets unhindered pending when the House will conclude on the matter.
It will be recalled that the Managing Director, D.K Golden Investment Ltd, Benjamin Ugochukwu Nwazu, who is also a member of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, had earlier filed a petition on the refusal by SON to comply with Federal High Court Orders of 27th February, 2011 and 8th December, 2014 in suit Nos PHC/AWK/CS/37/2011 and MO/1269/2014 respectively.
Meanwhile, despite the court order, SON, held on in withholding the certificate of the company for 16 years on.