By Gboyega Oni
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has been commended by the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) on the proposed introduction of the Product Authentication Mark (PAM).
NAGAFF, who said PAM is the SON’S initiative to “knock-out” sub-standard products from the Nigerian market, gave the commendation in a letter addressed to SON Director General, and which a copy was made available to PortNewsNigeria in Lagos.
According to Barrister Fred Akokhia, Legal Adviser of NAGAFF, in the letter, “NAGAFF wishes to send this letter of commendation to you and your entire management on the proposed introduction of the Product Authentication Mark (PAM) which is SON’S initiative to “knock-out” sub-standard products fromthe Nigerian market. This your proactive and novelle initiative we believe will in no small measure ensure that the Nigerian market for both locally manufactured and imported goods conform to standards that will go a long way to safeguard the lives and properties of the people of this country.
“We also commend you for the gestation period you have given before this initiative kicks off. This we believe is very critical to enable all concerned to adjust to the initiative of best practices. We implore you to carry out a lot of sensitization to Nigerians especially the importers, manufacturers and end users of these products so that they will be aware of this innovation during this grace period. We believe that with the sustainability of this initiative you would have taken a giant step to as you put it knock-out substandard products from our markets.”
NAGAFF charged Nigerian importers to ensure that sub-standard and fake products are completely wiped out from the country. “Once again we congratulate you and your management for this brilliant idea. Nigeria must work and sub-standard and fake products must be completely wiped out from our country.”