NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has during a recent visit to the Mamuda Group’s manufacturing facilities in Kano state, emphasized the significance of food safety to the country’s economic development while also issuing a warning against improper food handling practices.
SON’s Director General (DG), Farouk Salim, praised Mamuda Group and its executives for upholding food safety regulations and promoting the nation’s economy.
“On behalf of the management and staff of SON, I wish to convey our appreciation to your company, and yourself, for your role in the economic development of Nigeria, and the quality of the products of Mamuda group,” he stated.
Additionally, he commended the Group for having the ambition to grow the company into a diverse commercial conglomerate while upholding the highest standards.
Salim claims that SON as a group that upholds standards has a very high level of oversight of everything from the recipes to the finished products.
“Under my watch, SON is committed to working with companies and investors to ensure that products which have become household brands in the country continue to gain more share of the African market and beyond,” he stated.
Hassan Hammoud, Chairman / CEO of Mamuda Group, thanked the SON delegation for the visit which he noted was an indication of the significance that SON attaches to the company’s contributions to the Nigerian economy.
“We are excited to have you here, and we are sure our facilities will meet expectations. As you are aware, Mamuda has over 11,000 employees, and over the years we have been investing heavily to drive our objective because we believe in Nigeria, and we believe in Kano.
“The idea of importing from overseas due to quality is a thing of the past because I know the quality of our products can stand the demands of international regulators,” he stated.
SON recently set out to digitize its operations for effective service delivery.
Salim explained that the automation of the workflow for the organisation to significantly reduce the use of papers and physical files had been ongoing while a Modernisation Committee comprising representatives of relevant departments to drive the organisation’s ICT roadmap has been set up.
“As you already know, digitization is a key driver of standardization and economic growth in both developed and developing countries across the world.
“Digitizing the public sector operations and services like our organization enhances rapid industrialization which in turn would create jobs, and reduce poverty and insecurity in our country,” he said.