Ekiti State Government has promised to reach an agreement with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, to wage war against fake and substandard products.
The war, it said, would boost economic development in the state.
The state governor, Kayode Fayemi, gave the assurance during the commissioning of SON office complex and laboratory in the state at the weekend.
He said that partnering with SON was in line with his administration’s resolve to get rid of life-threatening products in Ekiti State.
He pointed out that the full presence of the organization would complement the Economic Plan of the state government, urging companies and business owners to establish in state, while assuring that they would gain from favorable government policies and the SON modern facility in the state.
“Ekiti people are known for maintaining standard when it comes to products and services.
“We will not compromise standard and we are going to continue to support SON in its regulatory responsibility,” the governor stressed.
In his welcome address at the occasion, the Director General of SON, Farouk Salim, expressed joy over the commissioning of the Ekiti permanent office and lab in line with the agency’s new found vigor in fighting fake and substandard products in the country.
Farouk also disclosed that SON was currently on the path of closing the infrastructural gaps identified with the wholesale completion of offices and /lab projects, stressing that the commissioning of such facilities was in line with the National Quality Infrastructure, NQI, plan.
SON, he assured, would be glad to partner with Ekiti State with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, on the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME.