By Aniema Umoh
ONITSHA— Dealers in substandard and adulterated products have been described as terrorists in view of the danger their activities pose to the security of lives and properties of Nigerians.
The Director General, Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Mr. Osita Aboloma made this assertion at a public sensitisation workshop organised for manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and market associations by Christabel International, a non-governmental organisation on consumer advocacy at Onitsha, Anambra State recently.
According to him, the supply of substandard or adulterated auto and aviation spare parts, medical devices, construction materials, food and drugs among others pose great threat to the health, safety, environment, property and lives of the citizens.
Represented by the Director of Operations, Felix Nyado, the SON Chief Executive stated that the negative impact of substandard or adulterated products to life and the socio-economic well-being of the country is very significant and needs effective prevention mechanisms.
He said SON is deploying electronic platform, such as the mandatory conformity assessment programme (MANCAP) for locally manufactured products to tackle the menace of substandard products circulation.