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Tambuwal Lays Foundation For SON Office Complex In Sokoto

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Tambuwal Lays Foundation For SON Office Complex In Sokoto

By Onuminya Ochowechi in Sokoto

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Monday performed ground breaking ceremony of Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) state complex office .

Speaking at the event the Governor said the State is grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the siting of the office in the State.

The Governor added that the gesture would boost small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the state.

According to him the agency which is responsible for certification of product will promote National, Regional and international trade hence reduce over dependence on oil.

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He stressed that he has confidence on the ability of the new Director General of the agency Mallam Farouk Saliu whom he described as a reputable international pharmacist to deliver on the mandate giving.

Responding on the request of the Director General for the State Government to allocate a land for the agency to build a laboratory ,the Governor directed the commissioner of commerce to liase with the commissioner of land to aquire land opposite the office complex saying the state government will compensation of the land.

Earlier Director General /Chief Executive Officer of Standard Organization of Nigeria Mallam Farouk Saliu has restated the resolve of his agency to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a required standards needed to boost business.

Mallam Farouk explained that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the agency to help diversifying the nation’s economy by boosting Small and Medium Enterprises .

He further disclosed that Nigeria has over 1000 Small and Medium Enterprises that if it is properly harness and manage it will create jobs for our teeming youths and also boost the country”s foreign exchange.

Fielding questions from newsmen that his men compromised standards by allowing foreign products to flow in the country without proper certification the DG said any body who has such complain should come up as the erring staff will be prosecuted .

The DG told the Governor that he is in Sokoto to flag off the foundation laying of the state office complex.

He solicited the state government support in allocating another land for the agency to build its laboratory.

Tambuwal Lays Foundation For SON Office Complex In Sokoto

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