- November 8, 2018
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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has committed to assisting prospective Investors in Nigeria through standards and quality assurance services.
Director General, SON, Osita Aboloma Esq. made the pledge during the Nigeria Trade and Investment Forum in Shanghai as part of the First China International Import Expo.
According to him, the organisation is fully committed to the Ease of Doing Business initiative in Nigeria which promotes transparency, openness, information dissemination and fast turn around time in service delivery.
Aboloma said SON has in place, requisite standards, processes and procedures, including human and institutional capacity development, product and management systems certification, , testing and metrology services as well as fast tracking of import procedures among others to assist prospective Investors in Nigeria.
He assured participants at the forum of the organisation’s continued fight against the circulation of substandard and life endangering products in Nigeria to protect genuine investments, compliant businesses as well as Consumers in the country.
The SON Chief Executive acknowledged the existing mutually beneficial trading and cultural relationship between Nigeria and China, stating that it could only get better with opportunities offered by the forum.
Aboloma stated that SON has provided attractive exemptions for the importation of raw materials and machinery for production under the offshore certification scheme for imports into Nigeria (SONCAP).
Conversely according to him, the organisation undertakes a mandatory certification of all locally manufactured products for local consumption as well as export, to provide a level playing field for all.
He invited prospective Investors from China and other parts of the world to take optimum advantage of the Nigerian Government’s economic diversification programme with adequate support, encouragement and protection from the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, using Standards and Quality Assurance procedures.
The Nigerian delegation to the China International Import Expo which consisted relevant government agencies and parastatals, organised private sector representatives was led by Mr. Sunday Edet Akpan, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment.