SON to prosecute importers, manufacturers of substandard products

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has said that it has no fewer than 15 cases of defaulting importers and manufacturers of substandard products awaiting prosecution in the court.

Bola Fashina, Special Assistant to SON Director-General, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday.

Speaking on the volume of substandard products confiscated or destroyed in 2019, he said SON has a rule not to talk about substandard products apprehended in monetary terms.

He said the reason was in order not to discourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Nigeria.

Furthermore, he said that some impounded substandard products could go through rectification under its supervision while only irredeemable ones were destroyed eventually.

“But in all, they run into hundreds of millions of Naira,” he said.