Aluminum manufacturers, currogators and operators in Anambra State have been called upon to adhere to the rules guiding the importation, sourcing and production of aluminum products in order to find solutions to the influx of imported substandard goods into Nigeria.
This call was made by the Director-General of the Standard Organization of Nigeria, Mallam Farouk Salim at a one day sensitization workshop for those in the aluminum sector.
The event which had as its theme “Rules guiding importation, sourcing of materials production and corrugation of quality aluminum sheets” took place in Awka.
Correspondent Onyinye Agubaeze reports that the Director-General of Standard Organization of Nigeria represented by the Regional Co-ordinator of the organization Mrs Nwaoma Olujie described the Aluminum sub-sector as one of the fastest growing sectors which Standard Organization of Nigeria has been partnering in sanitizing the market of inferior products imported into the Country.
In his welcome address, the Anambra State Co-ordinator, of the Standard Organization of Nigeria, Mr Onipede Olarenwa, while commending the association for its support towards the success of the programme reiterated that aluminum importers are expected to have Mill test certificates of analysis for every batch of aluminum coils imported adding that the certificate must be presented during inspections to ascertain its quality.
Also present at the occasion was Mr Jugu Elisha who presented papers on the quality of aluminum roofing sheets and standard requirements.
Speaking to the ABS, the Chairman of the Aluminum Manufacturers, Currugators and Dealers Association in Anambra State Mr Emeka Malunze said that members of the association are working towards eradicating poor quality aluminum products in Anambra State and Nigeria at large.
The event featured a question and answer session and certificate presentation.