Minna, Dec. 13, 2017 (TNE) The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Wednesday inaugurated a 15-man Committee on Standards Clubs Implementation for primary and secondary schools in Niger.
During the inaugural meeting of the committee, the Director-General of the organization, Mr Osita Aboloma, urged youths to identify with the noble crusade of sensitising Nigerians against the patronage of substandard products.
Represented by the Niger Coordinator of SON, Mr Bodewole Sunday, Aboloma said that the clubs will create awareness in primary and secondary schools among youths that will propagate the gospel of standardisation.
“We will equip our future generations with adequate knowledge of standard application to ways of life.
“The standard clubs are aimed at engaging youths at their formative stage to propagate standards ideas and principle in schools which will help to create awareness about zero tolerance to sub-standard products.
“SON has set in motion working modalities that will properly educate Nigerians on the dangers involved in patronising sub-standard goods.
“SON by this initiative, will expose the average Nigerian to benefits of adopting standards in everyday life,’’ he said.
Aboloma said the programme is to attract the children and also urged the younger generation to develop standards for commodities, projects and services for industries in the country.
He called on members of the committee to draw a workable formula that will ensure the smooth take off of the exercise.
The coordinator also appealed to the committee to channel its abundant energies rightly and be conscious of the roles in safeguarding human lives.
“This you will do by imbibing the values of honesty, patriotism and shun greed in your day to day activities,’’ he said.
Members of the committee were drawn from the ministries of education, commerce and Investment, health and the SON.