Nigeria: Blame Professionals, Businessmen for Sub-Standard Construction, Products - Akanya

Nigeria: Blame Professionals, Businessmen for Sub-Standard Construction, Products - Akanya - Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. John Akanya, in an interview recently spoke to a team of media executives on alleged lacklustre performance by the standards watchdog in checking the influx of fake and sub-standard materials into the country. But the SON boss says the body is not to be blamed, stressing that unhealthy rivalry among industry professionals on one hand and the average Nigerian businessman's resolve to import low quality goods on the other are the major reasons for the impasse. HOUSES & HOMES EDITOR, Michael Simire, was at the session. Excerpts: [AA Construction]