Chief Executive, Mallam Farouk Salim, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), has tasked the manufacturing and production sector with product standardization to develop and support the sector.
He said the standardization of products following established quality assurance rules will increase the business of participants as well as the acceptance of Nigerian products worldwide.
Represented by Director, South-South Region, Eng. Samuel Ayuba, said so in Benin during a stakeholder awareness forum on the theme: Standardization: Catalyst for Industrial Growth.
“We need to standardize our products to increase their acceptance and access more material. It will also improve the level of uniformity and consistency of certain practices within the same environment.
“It also brings innovation and knowledge to stakeholders and eliminates inefficiency, but gives consumers confidence,” he said.
He said that with the recent push by the World Trade Organization to remove trade barriers, standardized products can find a market anywhere in the organization’s countries, while non-standardized products would not. allowed anywhere near these countries.
Earlier, SON State Coordinator Ms. Helen Dapo-Onafye said that standardization acts as a unifying factor that guides how serious products within industries are made.
In her presentation, the Lagos Region Director, Mrs. Talatu Ethan, listed some of the gains of standardization to include access to new markets, prevention of trade barriers, opening up the global market. increasing market share and productivity, reducing production costs and minimizing errors.