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SON Seeks Army’s Support To Checkmate substandard Products In The Southeast

In order to stop the spread of inferior goods in the Southeast geopolitical zone, the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) on Friday requested assistance from the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in Enugu.

 

When he visited Brig.-Gen. Murtala Abu, the Commander of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu State Coordinator of SON, Engr. Peter Ameh informed him that the division needed cooperation, particularly in Enugu State.

 

Ameh clarified that SON sought cooperation, especially with regard to intelligence exchange, monitoring, and enforcement efforts that benefit the organization.

 

He said that cooperation was also desired, particularly with regard to border operations between states and SON’s overall security support in Enugu State.

 

The coordinator of SON emphasized that the organization was committed to forging closer cooperation between all security agencies and sister law enforcement authorities around the nation.

 

He voiced worries about the detrimental effects on the state of Enugu’s economy of the constant flood of inferior and counterfeit goods.

 

“The visit is to strengthen the collaborative relationship between SON and the garrison in fighting the menace of substandard products produced locally or smuggled into the country.

 

“The impact of substandard products in the markets, including at army’s `Mammy Market’, are of huge risk to consumers,’’ he said.

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Additionally, Ameh asked Brig.-Gen. Abu for permission to run an awareness campaign in the cantonment’s “Mammy Market” to inform vendors about the standards and standardization of products.

 

He gave the army credit for their unwavering efforts to protect the nation and Enugu State.

 

In response, Abu stated that the army is prepared to work with organizations that share progressive views in the areas of security and the preservation of people and property in accordance with its national obligation.

 

He gave SON the assurance that when the time came, the army would supply it with competent officers and men for its actions in addition to pertinent intelligence reports.

 

Abu asked SON to carry out its enforcement of standardization duties with the Nigerian Police as well.

 

Later, Ameh gave an award to the army for its assistance with security in Enugu State, and the army gave an award to SON for standardization and quality control in guaranteeing the safety of Nigerians.

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