Tambuwal lays foundation for SON office, laboratory in Sokoto

Sokoto State Governor, Rt Honourable Aminu Tambuwal on Monday performs the foundation laying ceremony of the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) office and laboratory project in Sokoto.

The Governor also expressed the readiness of his administration to give total support to the management of the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), in its quest to build a new standard office in the state.

Tambuwal disclosed this while he was addressing the Director-General of the organization, Mallam Faruk Salim who led his management team on a courtesy visit to the governor on Monday.

He assured the Director-General that the state will give every support needed to achieve the building of both the office and proposed laboratory in the state.

He directed the commissioner for lands and housing to look for a befitting land close to the proposed SON office building for the laboratory project.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for identifying the Director-General and bring him back home to Nigeria to raise the standard of Standard Organization of Nigeria.

He said, “I have confidence in you that you will do a lot of turnaround on SON, as many Nigerians only heard of it by its name but hardly feels it impact”

Earlier in his remarks, the Director-General of the organization, Mallam Faruk Salim, said the team takes Sokoto State as part of its major target, hence the choice of the state for the office and laboratory project.

Salim further said the team are in Sokoto to lay a foundation for the construction of their office complex in the state, to complement its efforts in ensuring the standard of products in the state and its the environment.

He said the state Standard Organization of Nigeria is signing a memorandum of understanding with state governments on how youths can take advantage of the booming market in Nigeria for their small scale businesses.

The Director-General however appealed to the state government to assist the organization with land in building it’s proposed laboratory in order to serve the Northern States well.

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