The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo State has pledged to partner with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to combat spread of adulterated products in the state.
Mr Awili Pedro, the NSCDC Corps Commandant in the state, made the pledge in Akure on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the State Coordinator of SON, Mr Paul Oke.
Pedro said enforcement and compliance roles played by SON could not be overlooked.
“We place so much value on SON and as long I am here, our relationship is going to be strong.
“I want us to look at those people selling adulterated products and we know that SON is sincere and trustworthy to work with.
“If those involving in sharp practices thrive, people look at relevant agencies as being compromised and not being serious.
“You render life-saving services and we do not want our personnel and yours to connive and obstruct the targets of the two organisations,” he said.
The SON coordinator said the visit had encouraged the organisation to do more and promised to collaborate more with the corps.
“I can assure you that with this visit, there will be more collaboration and synergy to get rid of fake and substandard products in Ondo State.
“We know that SON cannot do this assignment alone and that is the reason why we have been involving the corps.
“We will do more with your hands of fellowship and pursue this to the latter.
“We just need more intelligence information so that we can get to the source and roots of the unwanted products,” he said.