The Director-General Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Mallam Farouk Salim has counselled staff to think of the state office as a Mini SON where every employee represents the organisation as a professional to achieve Organisational mandate.

The DG disclosed this, during a working visit to the SON office in Benin where he also inspected the landed property designated to be developed as the organisation’s office at Dry In-land Seaport along Sapele, road Edo state.

Salim advised Edo Office staff on the need to dress decently and corporately during office hours and also the need to be versatile in engaging members of the public on SON mandates, such as how standards are developed, the MANCAP certification process, and how to seek redress when a client has an issue with products or services etc.

According to Salim, the bigger picture when dealing with stakeholders is that of corporate responsibility, which will improve the outlook and output of the organisation, rather than instant gratification.

The DG further urged all present to also respect each other’s boundaries and shun all forms of malpractices and insubordination, bearing in mind that having integrity and upholding the core values of SON is very important to uplift the image of the organisation.

The DG emphatically warned all who engaged in acts of sabotage and gross indiscipline to desist from such acts, as those found wanting would be made to face the full extent of the law and the consequences attached to such acts.

The Director-General further highlighted the relentless efforts of the management geared towards the improvement of staff welfare, while soliciting the support of staff toward achieving set goals of upgrading the organisation to a world-class organisation.

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