The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said, on Monday, it had seized no fewer than 213 substandard assorted toiletries in Kaduna in the first quarter of 2017.
The state’s Coordinator of SON, Mr Danlami Datti, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.
Datti said SON’s objective was to promote the nation’s quality products and ensure availability of jobs for the populace.
He said: ‘‘All products must be of quality standard before reaching consumers.
‘‘We are committed to flushing out any form of substandard goods in our market.
‘‘We warned manufacturers to desist from producing substandard goods; we will continue to be vigilant on such bad products and impound them.’’
Datti said during the period under review, SON had organised six enlightenment and sensitisation programmes in the state.
‘‘We took sensitisation to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Kaduna on the role of SON in skill acquisition and enterprise development.’’
He added that the organisation had also conducted advocacy visits to secondary schools, and held sensitisation programmes on environmental management.
‘‘All the sensitisation programmes were aimed at enlightening the public on what SON is doing to rid Nigeria of substandard goods and make the environment safe to produce standard products.’’ (NAN)