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'Over 50 Percent of imported goods is counterfeit'
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Director-General, Mr. Osita Aboloma has lamented the large presence of fake, counterfeit and sub-standard goods in the country. He put the figure at about 50 per cent.

He said his agency is equipped more than ever to fight the menace especially with the implementation of SON ACT 14, 2015, which empowers the agency to prosecute any offender. Aboloma, said the agency is in the 36 States of the Federation including Abuja.

He said they have over 41 life threatening items that are in the prohibition list with the mandate to seize them where ever they are found within 24 hours. While condemning the unscrupulous business men who import counterfeit goods, he explained that SON only destroys those goods as a last result when they cannot be corrected.

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