The Chief Executives of Cable Manufacturers in Nigeria have given kudos to the commitment of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in providing a level playing field for genuine local manufacture and imports into Nigeria.
Speaking under the auspices of Cable Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CAMAN), the President, Mr. Ifeanyi Uzodike expressed deep appreciation to the SON leadership for it’s renewed commitment and vigour to the fight against the influx of substandard products into Nigeria.
Speaking during a courtesy visit of Chief Executives of CAMAN member companies to SON Director General, Mr. Osita Aboloma in Lagos, he acknowledged the invaluable support of SON to the high quality of made in Nigeria cables through certification, under it’s Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program.
Mr. Uzodike stated that the recent seizures of imported, cloned made in Nigeria cables by the SON enforcement team was worthy of great commendation.
According to him, members of the association owe great gratitude to SON for it’s guidance in producing cables of the highest quality as attested to worldwide.
He however urged SON to look further into the importation of cloned certified made in Nigeria cables, unbranded ones, usually with short measures in the Nigerian market.
These according to the CAMAN Chief Executives are hurting Nigerian Consumers, local Cable Manufacturers and the Nation’s economy and safety of it’s people at large.
Responding, SON Director General, Osita Aboloma pledged the continued commitment of his organization to the protection of all certified local products through standardisation and quality assurance activities.
According to him, SON has put in place several measures to fight the unfair competition by substandard imported cables brought in through false declaration, smuggling and ouright faking of certified made in Nigeria cables.
These measures he said, have been yielding positive results as can be attested to by the recent seizures of large consignments of cloned made in Nigeria cables and other substandard products imported into the country.