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SON plans efficiency skills for CEOs

By Franklin Alli

CHIEF Executive Officers in the public and private sector organisations are to be taught efficiency skills as the secret of business success.

It will take place at the forthcoming Nigeria Quality Summit 2012, December 6 at the Eko Hotel, Lagos.

Briefing the press in Lagos, The Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Joseph Odumodu, said the summit is being organised by the Agency to mark this year’s edition of World Standards Day with the theme: “less waste, better results- standards increase efficiency.’

“Whether it is public or private enterprise, efficiency determines success to a very large extent and there is no getting around it. Focusing on efficiency is therefore basic and no time is late to get started as efficiency is critical and vital to organizational survival, growth and sustenance

Chief executives of international standards bodies from developed countries who have used their standards to develop their economies are billed to be key speakers on “standards for increased efficiency- a global perspective’ with the chief executives of standards bureaus of Malaysia and South Africa as co speakers.

Though they will make presentations, they will actually be teaching from the wealth of experiences of mature and emerging markets which they represent and how a transiting economy can enter the highly competitive global markets.  SON will also benchmark its performance and objective as defined in its six-point agenda.

Nigeria does not need to reinvent the wheel but we need to learn from those who have mastered the trade and its secret.  That is what the summit offers: uncommon skills acquisition from the best around the world in one-day.

The economy needs massive growth and the drivers need to learn quality assurance process across board not only to meet local markets but have the capacity to enter and play at the regional and international level.

Corporate world and the SMEs should make the best of the opportunity.


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