Major challenge with products produced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is that the manufacturers are not aware of their customers’ requirements and prevailing standards.
This was disclosed by the acting Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Paul Angya, at the National Congress of the Nigeria Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) held in Lagos.
Dr. Angya said the present government has identified SMEs as the engine room for driving the economy due to their contributions to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“The problem with products at this level is not with the issue of quality as such, but is with the issue of knowledge and information about customer requirements and the issues of standards and the expectations of the market,” he said.
He said SON has been working with SMEs on making their products attractive through better packaging, quality standardisation, designs and export requirements.
The National President of NASSI, Engineer Ezekiel Essien, said his members and entrepreneurs in the productive sector account for 70 percent of job creation in the country and rank second in the GDP index nationally.

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  • MindYourself

    You reported as if we do not have full clips of what happened there. I have clips that showed that the drumming of APC overshadowed that of PDP. I even have clips of the rented supporters of PDP. It is a shame your report has failed, as you are aware of the facts on ground. You have just rubbished your ” paper”. This is not a place I come for reliable information again.

  • UYI111

    Atleast he admits that GEJ is the better option because the economic development and upliftment of Nigeria is also paramount to her survival just as well as security .