The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has said that Nigerian products could compete favourably in the global market, because they are certified in line with international standards.
Director General and Chief Executive Officer of SON, Osita Abuloma, made the assertion at a forum tagged “General sensitization on: mobile calibration equipment,” organized in Enugu by the agency in collaboration with Turaki Heritage Limited for manufacturers/industrialists and other stakeholders within the south east zone.
Abuloma explained that most Nigerian products, particularly agricultural products are quite natural yields from the highly organic soil of the country, and will be acceptable worldwide, once they are certified in accordance with international standards.
He enjoined all manufacturers in the country, particularly those operating in the Southeast zone to embrace the mobile calibration services which enhance the international standards of locally made products.
He explained that calibration is a process in which son compares readings of measuring instruments of industrialists against a reference standard, noting that one of the advantages of calibration was to ensure accuracy level of a measuring instrument.
Mobile calibration, according to Aboloma is a vehicle with in-built laboratory which can move from one location to another in order to offer calibration services within the premises of industrialists and manufacturers rather than the manufacturers coming to son offices for calibration services.