The Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Osita Aboloma, has warned that the organisation would not fold its arms and allow unscrupulous organisations pollute the environment with hazardous waste.
He issued the warning at a stakeholder sensitisation workshop themed “The Relevance of Environmental Management for Sustainable and Efficient Ecosystem” in Ado Ekiti on Saturday.
Aboloma, who was represented by the SON Regional Coordinator for South West, Mrs Akosile Tosan, said that the organisation remained committed to its technical responsibility of preparing standards relating to products, materials as well as environment.
However, he disclosed that environmental pollution has become a menace that the organisation was seeking ways to address.
“We have, as part of our mandate, to ensure that our living habitat and existence is not terminated suddenly,’’ he said.
The DG noted that environmental pollution posed a threat to the safety and wellbeing of the general populace.
Aboloma said that proper pollution control and improved management of hazardous products and environmental waste in all work places and industries remained the panacea to the menace of pollution.
The DG further explained that the organisation embarked on the sensitisation programme to enlighten stakeholders on proper management of their environment to guarantee safety of lives and property.