The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) will not return to the seaports soon, its Director-General, Farouk Salem, has said.
Salem said the agency has remained “effective and efficient” in discharge its statutory responsibility outside the seaport.
Speaking on Thursday in Abuja during a capacity building workshop organised for journalists, the SON Director-General said the decision to recall SON from the seaport was a procedural decision of the Federal Government.
He said SON had signed a memorandum of understanding with five state governments on ways of ensuring standardisation in goods produced in the states.
The states, according to him, are Cross River, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina and Lagos. Salem said the MoU would go a long way in strengthening the activities of SON with the states towards improving small and medium enterprises.