By Naomi Uzor
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) yesterday said SON Act 2015 would revamp ailing industries while also creating an enabling environment to attract both local and foreign direct investments into the country.
The Director General, SON, Osita Aboloma, explained that with the proper implementation of the SON Act 2015, the business community and industries would grow, bringing about massive job creation and employment, while also creating a market for certified Made-in Nigeria products globally.
The SON boss stated that concerted efforts are been made to bring back the industries that hitherto dotted the landscape of Lagos, Aba, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, Benin City, Kano, Kaduna and other cities in Nigeria, stressing that the standards body is currently deploying the use of standardisation and quality assurance to boost Nigeria’s industrialisation drive.
Aboloma who was represented by the Director, Inspectorate and Compliance, SON, Engr. Bede Obayi, at stakeholders’ sensitisation programme on SON Act 2015 in Lagos, said the essence of Ease of Doing Business initiative by federal government is to drive business and industrial growth across the country, stating that creating an enabling environment would promote steady growth and development.