The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has reiterated Micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) of its support so they can attain international standards and penetrate the global market.
The organization also declared that it would increase its efforts to boost productivity in the country by providing trainings, rebates, and other incentives.
At the SON @50 event in Lagos, Director General of SON Mallam Farouk Salim underlined this, noting that steps were being taken to ensure the supremacy of local products and their acceptance in the international market. Equipping SON’s engineering laboratories, the National Metrology Institute in Enugu, the Leather and Textile Laboratory in Kaduna, and the Foods, Chemical, and Electrical Laboratories in Ogba, Lagos were among the other initiatives he cited.
Salim who was represented by SON Marketing Director, Richard Adewunmi said, “SON has over the years put in place programmes for capacity building of MSMEs with discounts, waivers and product’s certification processes to ensure that products and services meet specified requirements and compete favorably in the international space, thereby creating job opportunities for Nigerians.”
He added that as part of efforts to strengthen the organisation’s core mandate were construction of new regional office complex, state offices and rehabilitating old office buildings, amongst others.
Salim thanked staff and stakeholders who have been part of the organisation’s successful journey in the last five decades.