The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has issued certification for over 25 agricultural products including Shea butter and groundnut cake popularly known as ‘kulikuli’ across the country.
The Director General of SON Mallam Farouk Salim, in a statement says a certificate presentation exercise has been held in Minna, Niger.
Mallam Salim, represented by the SON State Coordinator, Hajiya Hauwa Yusuf, notes that the initiative is part of the agency’s commitment to improve the nation’s agricultural sector..
Salim says “the certification will help to win consumers’ confidence as well as assist export of ‘Made in Nigeria products into the international market.”
The SON boss adds that the Standards body awarded its Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certificates to some Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), who have successfully gone through the programme.