Samsung In Trouble In Nigeria Over Unregistered Products
The representatives of the company claimed ignorance of the need to register the products. They also denied reports that they imported or sold such products directly.
South Korea Electronic giant, Samsung is in trouble in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON – a public agency regulating products made or sold in Nigeria - on Tuesday sealed the premises of Samsung West Africa in Victoria Island, Lagos, for failure to register some of its products being marketed in Nigeria.
Apparently, the agency had discovered that many of Samsung’s products sold in the Nigerian market were not registered.
According to SON’s Head of Public Relations, Bola Fashina, who confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, Samsung’s action went against a law (SON Act 14 of 2015) which provides for every product imported into Nigeria to be registered with SON so that it can be traced and its quality status verified.
Fashina explained that the facility would be reopened once the company registered all its products as required by law.
“We are in the era of ensuring ease of doing business in Nigeria within the laws of the land,” Fashina said.
He said that the representatives of the company claimed ignorance of the need to register the products, and that they neither imported nor sold such products.
Fashina said that it is the duty of the distributors to register the products.