Samsung Nigeria Responds to Government Raid

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Samsung Nigeria has released a response after their offices were raided by SON.
Samsung Nigeria has released a response after their offices were raided by SON. (Image Source: Techlector)

After Samsung Nigeria was raided on Tuesday by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), for the electronic giant’s alleged failure to register some of its products, the company today released a statement claiming the incident occurred as a result of “miscommunication between both parties.”

According to Mr Bola Fashina, head of Public Relations at SON, the raid was in accordance with the provisions of the SON Act 14 of 2015 , which provides that every product imported into Nigeria be registered with SON for traceability and confirmation of quality.

Samsung Nigeria: “We want to confirm that the office of Samsung Electronics West Africa in Lagos was yesterday besieged by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). SON’s action was apparently due to a miscommunication between both parties regarding the registration of products in Nigeria. Samsung is working in collaboration with SON to reach an amicable resolution of the matter.”

The electronics company also reiterated that “it is a best practice company, with footprints in over 79 countries worldwide. As an ethical company, Samsung will not willfully disrespect the laws and regulations in countries where it operates.”

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria is yet to respond with more information on this developing story.

Staff Writer