Manufacturers in Ogun State free trade zone to get SON support
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has promised manufacturers in the Ogun-Guandong Free Trade Zone (OGFTZ) in Ogun State continuity in helping them meet the required 35 per cent minimum local value addition to products and improving products quality.
The Director-General, SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, according to the Punch, said the partnership is aimed at promoting and enhancing quality assurance and conformity assessment of products coming out of the zone as well as promoting the ease of doing business with SON and Nigeria, in line with the Federal Government’s policy.
The 35 per cent minimum local value addition to products manufactured within the free trade zone is stipulated by law to be carried out by SON, and is binding on all manufacturers and regulatory authorities operating within the zone, Aboloma confirmed.
Sole Administrator, OGFTZ, Juwon Falope acknowledged the support of SON’s state office in Ota in ensuring prompt certification of products in the zone and urged all regulatory agencies with oversight functions within the OGFTZ to close ranks to avoid rancour from overlap of functions.