By Industrial Digest
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has
sought the Kano State Government’s consideration and approval for land to enable it build a befitting Regional Office, Laboratory and Warehouse to enhance its effectiveness in providing technical support for industries and businesses in Kano and environ.
Mallam Farouk Salim, the Director – General, SON, made the request when he led some members of his management on a courtesy visit to Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The SON DG stated that prompt approval of the request by the State Government would enhance the Organisation’s ability to efficiently standardize products and services including Halal products which will position the state and the country in general to take advantage of the export potentials to countries in the Middle East.
requested for land to build a befitting Regional Office and Laboratory in Kano.
In response, Governor Ganduje assured the SON Chief Executive that his request for land to build a befitting Regional Office and Laboratory in Kano would receive expedited action from the State Government.
Governor Ganduje posited that Nigerian products and services would be lacking in competitiveness without an organisation like SON providing standards and quality assurance support to industries. The organisation’s relevance according to the Governor is further underscored by the country’s strive towards self-sufficiency, particularly in food production.
PICTURE : Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (middle) flanked to the right by Mallam Farouk Salim, DG, SON; Prof. Olobayo Kunle, his Chief of Staff and Mr. Usman Mohammed Sheshe, SON Regional Coordinator, North West.