Economy suffering from importation of sub-standard goods

The Director-General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Farouk Salim, has said that the nation’s economy is suffering from high levels of importation of sub-standard goods into the country.

The SON boss said this at a stakeholders’ sensitisation forum held in Lagos with the theme “Standards Save Lives, Grow Economy.”

Salim noted that the country cannot survive if importers continue with the level of sub-standard goods shipped into the country.

He noted that when SON impounds such sub-standard goods, it is the importer that the organisation is helping, stressing that at the end; such imports will not only affect local industries, but the citizenry, and infrastructures.

He pointed out that every time an importer ships in such goods which affects about a 100 people, even when the importer reaches out to 10 persons; the 90 others will still suffer the consequences.

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