The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), has called on stakeholders in the manufacturing and production industries especially in lubrication, to ensure that they are certified.
The Director-General (DG), Mr. Osita Anthony Aboloma, also urged stakeholders in the South-south to see them as partners in progress.
Aboloma, who was aptly represented at a one-day general sensitization on SON certification of lubricants by the Regional coordinator, Mr. Saleh Babaji, in Asaba, said the awareness would only be made known by educating the people.
He charged them to desist from deviant acts capable of destroying the manufacturing and production sectors of the economy, “see us as partners in progress”, added.
In her lecture, Eng. Lilian Ikoro, disclosed that the Standards Organization of Nigeria, has taken several steps which includes certification scheme, consumers protection activities, market surveillance, inspectorate compliance unit among other measures to promote certified products.
While harping on the benefits of lubricants certification, Ikoro, said it gains market advantages, meet regulatory requirements, earns business deal, ensure consistency and protects consumers.
She noted that substandard lubricants poses rapid wear on engine or gear failure, she called on participants to know the sources of their lubricants.
According to her, SON should be assisted to protect consumers, ensure lubricants are certified before patronage.
She charged manufacturers to keep consumers complaint register to track complaints from users and report such to the nearest SON office.
While calling on participants to proffer advise to potential manufacturers, she said lubricants that meet all requirements are given certification.
“Have a mini laboratory and a warehouse to store your finished products. It is important to know that lubrication is the lifewire of the industry”, Engr. Ikoro, added.