January 28, 2023

THE Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim, has stated the need for amendment of the act establishing the agency.

Salim stated this in Lagos during the organisation’s facility tour to Friesland Campina, recently.

He noted that the industry should support the amendment of the act as it will further empower SON in terms of the fight against substandard goods and prosecution of offenders.

The DG appealed to industries to minimise spending of their forex on laboratory test abroad, stressing that when SON laboratories are supported to equip its laboratories, the job will be made easier.

“We are going round to see the industries to see how we can collaborate with them. To discuss with them to know what issues they have and to see how these issues can be ameliorated.

“Our worry is that industries are closing down and unemployment is escalating. Industry is suffering a lot of issues, ranging from insecurity, infrastructural decay, power problem among others,” Salim stressed.

On his part, the Managing Director of Friesland Campina, Ben Langat stated that industries face all sorts of problem in the country’s business space.

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