Tue. Jul 26th, 2022

SON seeks collaboration with NCS in fight against substandard products

The Standard Organization of Nigeria, (SON) and the Nigeria Customs Service, NSC, have reinvigorated their partnership to fight against the influx of substandard products into the country.

`The Director General of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, who disclosed this during a visit to Customs Headquarters in Abuja, emphasized the strategic role played by the Customs in the fight against the importation of substandard products.

Reports reaching BCA Business News Desk say, scores of imported vehicles are currently trapped at the five-star logistics terminal in Tin Can Island Port following the Nigeria Customs Service blockade of the exit access over unpaid debt amounting to about ninety-seven point three million naira.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Uche Ejesieme disclosed that in the course of investigation and auditing, the system revealed an unpaid accumulated amount, hence the reason for the blockage.

The Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has assured that two special mission aircraft in the deep blue project fleet of the agency will be deployed to fight oil theft and protect the economy.

Speaking at the sixteenth edition of the Maritime Seminar for Judges in Lagos, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, described oil theft, pipeline vandalism and illegal refining as unlawful activities capable of threatening the economic and environmental well-being of the country.     

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