In Nasarawa SON flag off upgrade of locally manufactured products

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has commenced the upgrading of locally manufacture products in Lafiya, the Nasarawa State Capital.

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Dr. Joseph Odumodu

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The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has commenced the upgrading of locally manufacture products in Lafiya, the Nasarawa State Capital.

Flagging off the programme, the Director General (DG) of the organization, Dr. Joseph Odumodu said the global dwindling oil prices is an opportunity to look inward to upgrade home-made manufactured products. He said  agriculture and mineral resources sectors should be given priority if the country must move toward.

According to Joseph, the dwindling global oil prices calls for affirmative action and the need for the diversification of the nation's economy.

He said MSMEs in the country must imbibe standardization and quality assurance to boost exportation. Dr Joseph, during the flag-off of the subsidy of sales of standards to MSMEs said they must imbibe standardization and quality assurance to boost exportation.

"The aim is to promote opportunities for global acceptance of local made products. Consequently, all MSMEs are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity," He said the 25 per cent subsidy would encourage our MSMEs to collaborate with SON to ensure that their products are competitive enough to discourage importation," Joseph said.

Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Al-Makura, commended SON for the gesture which is aimed at reducing sale of standards.

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