Published On: Fri, Jan 9th, 2015

Nigeria concern at abundance of inferior products

Maritime Industry

Maritime Industry

LAGOS – NIGERIA’S special adviser to the President on the Maritime Industry, Oyewole Leke, urged stakeholders to find solutions to address the proliferation of substandard products in the country.

Speaking at a forum for stakeholders, President Goodluck Jonathan’s adviser bemoaned the fact the country had become a “dumping ground” for inferior goods.

“We must decide how and what kind of goods come into the local market. This country is not a dumping ground. We must search for solutions how best we can support SON in its fight against substandard goods,” he said.

Leke’s sentiments follow considerations by the Standards Organisation of Nigerian (SON) to impose additional sanctions on importation of substandard goods.

SON believes 90 percent of fake products in the country are imported products.

The organization pointed out that locally-made goods suffered neglect and destruction in the international market depriving the country of revenue.

– CAJ News

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