Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and other Stakeholders in the private sector have called for the standardisation of made in Nigeria products especially products earmarked for export.
This call was made during the seminar organised by NACCIMA at Abeokuta on Wednesday.
National President, NACCIMA, Chief Bassey Edem, and an international expert in conformity, calibration and Metrology, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s National Quality Infrastructure Project, Dr. Shaukat Mali emphasised the importance of quality and safety of products exported out of the country.
Edem, who was represented by the First Deputy National President of the association, Chief Alaba Lawson said “What we are trying to do is to organise the private sector players to wake up to their responsibility in assuring the quality of the products leaving the shores of Nigeria to the rest of the world.
“It is high time for us to wake up and make sure the products leaving Nigeria are of good quality and at the same time that they have all the essential infrastructure of the labels that they really need to promote these goods, so that they will be able to compete internationally with all other products either from Ghana, South Africa or anywhere else.
“It is very disheartening that products from Nigeria are being refused and sometimes they will say the products are banned.”