The Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, says the Organisation is committed to driving initiatives that promotes the development of Halal Products Standards in line with global best practices for both domestic and foreign consumers.
Mallam Salim reiterated this in Abuja at the validation meeting of the Final draft report on the roadmap and operational framework for the development of halal industry in Nigeria.
He emphasized the crucial role of standardisation to achieve the set goal and analysed the steps taken by SON to ensure that globally accepted Standards are developed or adopted for the Nigerian Halal Industry.
”SON has constituted a team to interface with relevant agencies and stakeholders to develop an operational framework for the kick off of the Halal industry”, he said.
Mallam Salim represented by the Head, Halal Desk; Mrs Amina Haliru said the move would boost the economy considering the fact that the Halal Global Market is valued at trillions of dollars.
Earlier, the Minister of State Industry, Trade and Investment Mariam Katagum, noted that the kick off of the industry would be a useful tool in the Ministry’s mandate of facilitating trade and growing the Nigerian industrial sector.
Reporting by Victoria Chimezie; Editing by Chinasa Ossai