Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria ‘SON’, Dr Joseph Odumodu has disclosed that with the launched of its Operation e- flush, it would rid the nation of all substandard products within six months.
Dr. Odumodu said the SON in partnership with Civil Society Organisation ‘CSO’ would achieve average 10% standardisation in accordance with global standard for safety products in the country, adding that, in six months time, there will be significant improvement in the safety of products across the federation
Speaking yesterday at the official lunched of a new initiative tagged, Operation Flush in Abuja, Dr. Odumosu said this will ensure that only quality products are available in Nigerian market which will save wastage and protect lives, property, improve the economy and check the menace of substandard products.
According, “before, now we were only dealing with manufactures and importers but we want to extend our value chain to the retailers and customers so as to ensure that no substandard products gets into the market at all”
He said “now that we have the law that empowers us as an organization to go into a shop and remove substandard goods for three months without a court order, we will ensure that we utilized this to remove all substandard goods in the country. We have to obtain an order from the court before removing such product from a shop.
“Operation e-flush will remove substandard products from both the supply chain and demand chain, which will clear the distribution chain of deficient products through the constant inspection of goods purchased by wholesalers and retailers.
He warned retailers who peddle uncertified goods will have their stores closed down and the uncertified goods seized.
The director general noted that the e-product registration will continue so as to avoid clash with the operation e- flush towards ensuring that it get into the databank of certified products. Adding that, the databank will be updated so as to protect the e- registered products.
Dr. Odumodu tasked customers to insist on e-registered products at the retailers noting that it will send a signal across the distribution chain and promote compliance.
He said SON would strengthen its partnership with CSOs through training and retraining so as to ensure compliance with safety of products across the federation.

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