Monday, October 20, 2014

Niger State To Promote Exports

The Niger State Government is planning to promote the export of products from the state by developing products along the value chain.

This is even as the director- general of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr Joseph Odumodu, has harped on sustained quality of products manufactured in Nigeria .

The director- general, Niger State Commodity and Export Promotion Agency (NCEPA), Alhaji Mohammed Kontagora, disclosed this while representing the Niger State governor,Muazu Babangida Aliyu, over the weekend in Minna at the presentation of Nigeria Industrial Standard (NIS) mark of quality certificate of excellence to awardees in Niger State by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

He stated that the value chain initiative was based on the fact that the state government cherishes the contributions of the private sector in its aspiration for the state economy to be among the three top economies in the country.

He disclosed that the state has developed and encouraged such value chain initiatives in shea butter because it has a very high comparative advantage for export in addition to meeting the nation’s need.

Earlier, Odumodu has stated that the only way that goods from Nigeria could meet up with global competition was for the standards and quality of the products to be improved upon at all times.

Odumodu, who was represented by the director, operations of the organisation Mr Nelson Adebiyi, maintained that a good product would always attract global attention.

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