By Gboyega Oni
The Federal government has been urged to ensure the return of standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) back to port as it has more standard functions to perform.
Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), on Thursday April 19, 2018 at a media round-table organised by the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) at Apapa, Lagos, canvassed for the return of SON back to the port
Aniebonam said the return of SON will help to identify substandard products in the market that are injurious to the public.
Aniebonam stated that SON should be actively involved in the import inspection of goods and quality assessment at the ports.
He said the importance of this exercise is enormous, considering the economic and health, safety implications of the public.
According to him ” on weather SON should return to the port?, I would say the presence of SON in the port is more needed than the presence of NAFDAC that are presently dominant at the port.
“So we are calling on the Federal government to ensure that SON returns back to port as we are aware of the harm substandard goods causes to the economy and safety of the people.
“Our stand is that SON should be dominant in the port while other agencies like NAFDAC should be call upon whenever their service is needed” he said.