SON Empowers Agro-Allied Producers for Global Trade

Gilbert Ekugbe

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has equipped producers of agro allied products in the country with the requisite skills and tools required to enable them compete with their counterparts, noting that the move is in line with the present administration’s plans to diversify the nation’s economy away from hydro carbon resources.

The Director-General/Chief Executive, Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Faruok Salim, disclosed that Nigeria’s agro-allied products are sellable across the world, insisting that the body would not compromise its standards in its effort to make sure locally made goods are competitive at the global scene.

Represented by the Director Southwest, SON,Talatu Ethan, at a workshop titled, Standard Adherence: Catalyst for Trade held in Osogbo, he said the organisation is at the fore of driving diversification into agricultural products as a means of generating revenue.

“Nigeria’s products are having global acceptance, the Federal Government and regulatory bodies are working with stakeholders to ensure that whatever they produce can meet up with the specifications of the foreign countries,” said.

Also speaking, the Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Osun state chapter, Sulaiman Araokanmi, described the workshop as timely in a bid to empower agro-allied producers across the country.

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