Odumodu laments importation of fake electtronics

Dr Joseph Odumodu, the Director-General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON)

Dr Joseph Odumodu, the Director-General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON)

Dr Jseph Odumodu, the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has decried the proliferation of foreign fake electronics and electrical products into the Nigerian markets.

He made the expression when he visited the headquarters of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) in Lagos.

Odumosu lamented that the SON’s greatest challenge, at the moment, was the proliferation of fake electronics and electrical products imports.

He, however, assured that the organisation was evolving strategies to check the influx of the fake products.

The director lauded the ANLCA for engaging in constructive dialogue with relevant stakeholders in the maritime industry.

He advised that electrical cables should be bought from only local manufacturers.

“No one should buy `Sunrise Cables’ because it is totally fake, and poses a great danger to life and property,’’ Odumodu said.

He said that a list of standard products would soon be published on the website of the organisation to guide the general public in their purchases.

“Generally, the rate at which substandard goods come into Nigeria has drastically reduced,’’ he said.

The director stressed that the worry now is how to make made-in Nigeria products acceptable worldwide.

He sought for collaborative efforts with the clearing agents in the fight against substandard products.

He explained that through its collaboration with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), using the NICIS platform, the issuance of the SONCAP and regulated products has been enhanced.

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