Malam Farouk Salim, the Director General and Chief Executive of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has emphasised the need for standardisation which, he said was essential in propelling industrial growth.
Salim stated this at a stakeholders’ sensitisation forum with the theme: “Standardisation: Catalyst for industrial growth” held in Benin on Friday.
Represented by the Director, South-South Region, Mr. Samuel Ayuba, the DG underscored the need for industry players to strictly adhere to standardisation to grow their businesses and the sector.
According to Salim, players must standardise their products by ensuring that they meet quality assurance laid down rules.
He explained that standardisation would promote Nigerian products in the international markets.
“With the recent push by the World Trade Organisation for removal of trade barriers, the implication is that standardised products can find market anywhere within these nations, while non-standardised products will not be allowed anywhere close to those nations.
“We, therefore, as a matter of urgency, must standardise as the case may be, to be able to access more markets, thereby growing our industries,” he said.