By Naomi Uzor
NEWLY elected executives of the Electrical Dealers Association of Nigeria (EDAN), Alaba International Market, have been challenged to embrace self regulation as part of the fight against the dangers posed by substandard products to the nation.
Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Osita Aboloma, who gave the challenge while receiving the executives in his office in Lagos stated that over 70 per cent of cables traded in Nigeria pass through the Alaba International Market.
According to him, if the traders chose to stock and sell only quality cables and other electrical appliances, importers of substandard products would have no market for their nefarious activities.
He urged the dealers to be more patriotic by patronizing certified made in Nigeria cables that have been attested among the best in the world and shun the stocking of imported substandard and cloned cables from abroad.
Earlier, the President of EDAN, Chief Fabian Ezeorjika, commended the SON DG for the renewed fight against substandard products in the Nigerian market and pledged the commitment of his executive to SON in that regard.
He invited the SON DG and his management to bring the message of standardization and quality assurance to EDAN members at the Alaba International Market in order to broaden their knowledge on electrical cables and appliances.