Standards Organisation Closes Samsung for Registration Infraction

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Tuesday, July 18 shut the premises of Samsung West Africa in Victoria Island, Lagos for failure to register some of its products being marketed in the country. The Head of Product Registration, Engr. Enebi Onucheyo, while briefing journalists after the closure, stated that the action was in line […]

SON, DSS Apprehend Vegetable Oil Adulterators in Akure

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria in close collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ondo State on Thursday, June 15, busted a syndicate that specializes in repackaging and rebranding of suspected substandard vegetable oil in Akure, Ondo State. A truck load of suspected substandard vegetable oil, thousands of jerry cans of different […]

SON Intercepts N8bn Cloned ‘Made-in-Nigeria’ Cables

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has intercepted over N8 billion worth of substandard electrical cables. The cables, according to the organisation, are cloned versions of 20 popular Nigerian brands and shipped from China into the country. The cables were discovered in two residential buildings in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos State by the enforcement […]

SON Destroys Fake, Substandard Products Worth N450m in Lagos

Fake and substandard products worth N450 million were on Tuesday, May 23 destroyed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) at its dumpsites in Ogba and Epe, Lagos. According to the standards body, the products made up of bulbs, cables, tyres, shaving sticks, aluminium coils among others were destroyed for failing to meet “requisite standards” […]

Amosun Tasks SON on Influx of Substandard Products

  Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has charged the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to do more in checking the importation of adulterated products into the country and ensure it protects the interest of consumers. Amosun gave this charge, in Abeokuta recently, in his keynote address at the quality awareness programme organised by SON […]

SON Task Force Commences Nationwide Tour of Steel Plants

  As part of efforts to stem the tide of substandard reinforcement bar production and distribution in Nigeria, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria has commenced a nationwide facility tour of all steel production plants. The activity was sequel to the recent inauguration of a National Task Force on steel monitoring by the Director General of […]

SON Impounds Second-Hand Tyres worth Millions in Abuja, Warns Importers

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has impounded fairly-used and expired tyres worth millions of naira in Abuja. This was disclosed in a statement made available on the organisation’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 20. A combined team of SON’s Operations Department, Federal Capital Territory State office and security operatives on Tuesday, April 18 […]

Son Apprehends Engine Oil Counterfeiters

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has nabbed a syndicate that specialises in adulteration of engine oil for sale to unsuspecting members of the public. The Director General of SON, Osita Aboloma said that the arrest took place at tipper garage, in the Jahi area of Abuja, with SON operation team sealing the premises […]

Apapa gridlock: Senate tasks SON, FRSC on minimum standards for articulated vehicles

25th February, 2016 Senate on Wednesday called on the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) as well as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to implement minimum standards for articulated vehicles imported into Nigeria to ensure that they meet import standards. This followed consideration of the report of Senate Committee on Marine Transport in respect of […]

War against counterfeits getting complex, says Odumodu

29th September, 2015 THE Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has said the war against fake and counterfeited products is getting more complex, adding that it remains committed to winning the war. Its Director-General, Dr. Joseph Odumodu, who spoke in Lagos while unveiling four new logos, said the development invalidated the agency’s previous certification. The logos […]