Biola Azeez – Ilorin
STANDARD Organization of Nigeria (SON) has identified some unscrupulous distributors of petrochemical products as brains behind adulteration of engine lubricant products in the country.
Speaking during presentation of Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certificate to a petrochemical company in Ilorin at the weekend, the director general of the organisation, Osita Aboloma, linked faking and adulteration of petrochemical products to improper monitoring and communication gap between manufacturers and distributors.
“I call on the management of the company to deliberately synergize with the distributors as experience has shown that adulteration, faking or any manner of tempering with the products is usually traced to improper monitoring and communication gap,” he said.
Aboloma, who urged Nigerians to patronise made in Nigeria products, said that they could compete with similar products manufactured elsewhere in the world.
“The commitment of the management of Polar Petrochemicals Limited to live up to its obligation and secret mandate to meet the yearnings of its customers in the provision of quality lubricating oil is legendry and worth emulating by all manufacturers in the country.
“By this certification, the company’s name and products are already in the SON website and can be accessed all over the world. The certification has also licensed the company to market its products beyond the shores of this country,” he said.
In his remark, Chairman of the company, Alhaji Tasiu Mustapha assured “that the standard with which this company started operation shall be sustained to all the stakeholders’ satisfaction.
“The certification has resulted in our nomination by the World Health and Safety Organisation for the NAIJASAFE award 2017 coming up this week Friday,” he said.