Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is set to declare open a Virtual Open Day with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), being organised by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), next week Tuesday.
A statement from the Office of the Director-General, SON, Farouk Salim, said about 500 MSMEs from different sectors across the country have confirmed their participation in the programme, themed: “Improving Product Quality through Standards.”
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum, is scheduled to welcome participants while Chief Executives of sister regulatory agencies like SMEDAN, BOI, NEPC, NIPC, CAC and a host of others will give goodwill messages at the opening ceremony, according to Salim.
The technical sessions of the programme will be divided into five segments for different sectoral groups to address common issues of concern and proffer workable solutions to identified challenges.
According to the statement, the technical sessions of the programme will be divided into five segments for different sectoral groups to address common issues of concern and proffer workable solutions to identified challenges.
Some of these relate to Standards availability, understanding and implementation with a view to promoting greater products competitiveness and to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA).
The SON also explained that the programme is the first in the series of many others to ensure greater and more regular interactive platforms between the Organisation and its stakeholders.
Salim therefore enjoined all MSME groups across the country to mobilize their members to participate actively in order to reap the immense benefits of the interactive sessions.