The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON has called for proper pollution control and improved management of hazardous products and environmental waste in all work places and industries.
The Director-General of the organisation, Osita Aboloma, made the call at a sensitisation workshop in Ado Ekiti on Saturday.
Aboloma, who was represented by the SON Regional Coordinator for South West, Akosile Tosan, said that the call was necessary so as to reduce the menace of environmental pollution and avoidable deaths among the populace.
The sensitisation workshop had the theme: “The Relevance of Environmental Management for Sustainable and Efficient Ecosystem’’.
The director-general decried the careless manner in which many organisations handled critical issues relating to the environment.
According to him, one major problem that keeps rearing its ugly head is the menace of environmental pollution. He said that the SON, being the apex standardisation body in the country, was saddled with the technical responsibility of preparing standards relating to products, materials as well as environment.