Dr Joseph Odumodu, the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has announced that SON will not extend the June 2013 deadline for electronic-registration of manufacturers and importers products in the country for easy tracing.
Peaking Tuesday in Abuja, Odumodu the deadline was earlier extended from May to June but warned against traders thinking they would be further extension.
SON wants all products in the Nigerian market registered electronically so as they get a code for easy identification.
He said: “Any product that does not carry SON electronic code by June 2013, will be removed from the market and destroyed by the agency.”
He added that SON is setting up a database to the electronic security system in collaboration with other agencies to monitor products and be alerted on arrival of new products.
“At present, we have improved collaborations with relevant authorities in order to achieve this objective. The essence of this is to build a database on details of all the products in the market.
“We need to have a link with the products by having all the details, we will not accept any product that has no product liability,” he said.
SON February launched an electronic product registration system in a move to curb the influx of fake and substandard products into the country. The organisation also wants to promote certified made-in-Nigeria products by checking cheap fake products.