By Adeola Tukuru
The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says unveil certificate on Product Authentication maark to protect genuine manufacturers, importers and consumers against cloning and fake products on April 1st,2018.
The Director General of Standard Organisation Nigeria (SON), Mr Osita Aboloma, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ workshop yesterday in Abuja said the product authentication mark will help address the incessant cases of building collapse in Nigeria.
The workshop which was organised by the FCT office of SON to increase awareness of stakeholders on building collapse in the North Central zone of the country.
The DG explained that incessant cases of building collapse in the country is a big challenge in the collective efforts of Nigerians to do the right thing.
The workshop with the theme “Increased awareness on building collapse in the North Central zone of the country” was organised to raise awareness to the dangers building collapse pose to Nigerians.
According to him, SON is poised towards ensuring that a level playing field is created for manufacturers, importers, traders as well as consumers.
Aboloma who was represented by the Head Product Authentication Mark in SON, Mr Usman Muhammed, further said the efforts of reducing substandard goods in the country is a big task that requires commitment from all stakeholders.
Also, the FCT Coordinator, SON, Mr Gambo Dimka, explained that the aim of the workshop is to create awareness and remind stakeholders of the challenges we are faced in our various buildings.
“More needs to be discussed. The stakeholders workshop seeks to achieve 5 main objectives while identifying on contributing factors to grow infrastructures”
“The workshop seeks to get solution to building collapse, mobilise professionals in the building industry to work as a team in the best practices.
“It is expected that at the end of the workshop they will arrive at a solutions and suitable enduring structures for our shelters and for our environment, ” he said.
Also, in a paper presentation “On the critical role of standards in construction building industry” Engr, Paul Oke, explained that the production of good quality building/construction materials should conform to international standards.
“These standards form a basis of assessment and guide of manufacturers in their manufacturing and quality control processes.
“SON has developed over 2,000 standards in the building/construction sub-sector cutting across the Building/Civil Engineering, the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and the Chemical Engineering,” he said.