Standardization will boost agricultural export – Osinbajo


Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday said proper standardization of packaged Nigerian products will facilitate their export including agricultural items.

Such standardization, he said, will promote their acceptance abroad.

Osinbajo made the remark during a meeting with a delegation of Nigeria Agribusiness Group at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo said: “Standardization is very important, we must get all the agencies such as the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), Export Promotion Council and others engaged in standardization to look into this issue and agree to some kind of standard. It is important we get support for standardization of our products.”

According to him, the quickest way to overcome the rejection of Nigerian products is to involve buyers of the products.

He added: “I think the first thing is that we must involve those who are buying our products so that we are able to surmount the difficulties quickly. We should not think that so long we are okay with our products here others out there can accept.”

“There is no question at all, agriculture is the way to go. Government is determined. The President has said the way out of our economic challenges is agriculture and that is what to do.”

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