The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has called on government across all levels in Nigeria to ensure that facilities, infrastructure, and structures required to entrench quality standards of products are provided and maintained in the country.
NACCIMA said this will bring about significant improvement to all sectors of the economy, especially the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
Alaba Lawson, the national president of NACCIMA made the call in a goodwill message to the ongoing 29th Enugu International Trade Fair.
The chamber also lauded the federal government for supporting initiatives meant to promote standards of goods and services in the country.
Lawson, represented by John Udeagbal, the second deputy national president of NACCIMA, said the government had ensured that the right measures and initiatives were put in place to ensure quality standards were met.
“As we may already be aware, the National Quality Infrastructure Project (NQIP), implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), is funded by European Union (EU) and proudly supported by the Federal Government of Nigeria and this project aims to create and engender distinct quality standards in products made in Nigeria to ensure that our goods and services compete favourably in the local and international markets.
“I, therefore, implore all manufacturers, producers, farmers, exporters and relevant stakeholders present at this fair, from different sectors of the economy and works of life to key into this initiative to maintain quality standards in our individual organisations and businesses’’.
The NACCIMA chief congratulated the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) and Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for supporting the chamber’s movement and trade fair proper, which promotes private sector growth.
The fair, organised by ECCIMA is holding from March 16 to March 26 at the fair complex, beside Golf Estate, GRA, Enugu.