SON To Reposition For Greater Efficiency 

Yemisi Izuora

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced move that will help transform the agency for greater efficiency in the coming period.

To further establish itself and build a viable leadership, the SON is holding a 4-day Leadership Strategy Retreat in Calabar, Cross Rivers State from February 9 to 12, 2021, in a quest to build on the foundation laid by previous Managements.

Bola Fashina, Head, Public Relations of the agency in a statement explained that the retreat is aimed at repositioning SON for greater effectiveness and efficiency

in delivery of its mandate of setting and enforcing standards for goods, processes

and systems in Nigeria.

The Director General, Mallam Farouk Salim posited that the SON strategy retreat is the first major outing in a series of agenda-setting programmes which are part of measures to set the organisation’s targets for 2021 and beyond, as well as putting her on the path of becoming the foremost standards institution in Africa.

Salim, is determined to make SON a role model in safeguarding Nigerians from the menace of imported and locally made substandard products by ramping up enforcement of standards nationwide and make Nigeria hostile for producers and distributors of substandard products.

The four-day retreat will deal with issues like goal setting, art and science of

execution for regulatory agencies, key performance indicators and stakeholder

management, among other issues.

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, a former Director General/Chef Executive of the Nigerian

Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), a leadership Coach will

deliver the keynote speech at the SON Retreat while other facilitators include Mr.

Tony Epelle, Managing Consultant of SAMUELSON, Dr. Eric Ighalo, a renowned

Trainer/Facilitator and Dr. Joseph Odumodu, a former Director General of SON.

Others are Elijah Affi, Managing Director, Take-Out Media and Barrister Osuagwu

Sunny Uwanuakwa, Chairman of SON Management Review Committee set up by

Mallam Salim on assumption of office.

The SON Management Retreat is being facilitated by SAMUELSON B. V. Professional

Services, a leading Consulting firm in the country.

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