ECO­NOMIC IN­SIGHT SON cer­ti­fies 11 man­u­fac­tur­ers in Sokoto

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Rakiya A. Muham­mad, Sokoto

The Stan­dards Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Nige­ria (SON) has cer­ti­fied 11 man­u­fac­tur­ers who are among the Mi­cro, Small and Medium En­ter­prises (MSMEs) in the food chain and chem­i­cal in­dus­tries in Sokoto State.

Speak­ing while pre­sent­ing the Manda­tory Con­form­ity Assess­ment Pro­gramme (MANCAP) cer­tifi­cates to the awardees, SON’s Direc­torGen­eral, Mr Osita Aboloma, com­mended them for the “re­silience path taken to get their prod­ucts cer­ti­fied.”

The DG who was rep­re­sented by SON Re­gional Co­or­di­na­tor North West, Dauda Yakubu, said the MANCAP scheme was aimed at pro­tect­ing gen­uine man­u­fac­tur­ers against un­healthy prac­tices as well as un­fair com­pe­ti­tion in trade.

“The scheme also pro­vides con­sumers with con­fi­dence that prod­ucts man­u­fac­tured in Nige­ria are fit, safe and meet the in­tended use,” he said.

He added that the scheme en­sures that all man­u­fac­tured prod­ucts con­form to the rel­e­vant Nige­rian In­dus­trial Stan­dards (NIS) re­quire­ments prior to sales in the mar­ket or ex­port.

“The award is im­por­tant and timely con­sid­er­ing the diver­si­fi­ca­tion drive of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment and the need for ev­ery sec­tor of the econ­omy to key into this strat­egy di­rec­tion for speedy eco­nomic growth to put an end to cur­rent eco­nomic re­ces­sion,” he as­serted.

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