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Nigeria: SON Trains Staff On Dispute Resolution to Facilitate Trade

Thursday, 13th April 2018

"In a bid to enhance service delivery as well as aid stakeholders' adoption and compliance to stipulated standards, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has improved the capacity of its staff on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques.

The Director General, SON, Osita Aboloma, said the move by the agency was aimed at saving costs while also mitigating the suspension of economic activities that might arise from enforcing its statutory regulatory functions on importers of sub-standard goods to the country.

Aboloma, added that ‎ADR has been used as an instrument of standardisation and quality assurance in developing most economies across the world hence, Nigeria needed follow the trend in its quest to achieve economic growth and development.

Although the general provisions in the new SON Act has empowered the agency to prosecute perpetrators of substandard products manufacture, importation and distribution while also providing stiffer penalties for convictions including jail terms, the agency is exploring measures at resolving conflicts without wasting resources or stalling economic activities."

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Language: English
Contact: Femi Adekoya

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