A delegation from the World Bank visited the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in Abuja on a fact finding mission in relation to the Nigeria Quality Infrastructure (NQI) project for the bank’s possible intervention in the project.
Welcoming the five-member team led by Mrs. Shaukat Hussain, the Director General of SON, Mr. Osita Aboloma, disclosed that SON was open-minded and open to change, particularly with regard to its role in the development of the NQI project.
Mr. Aboloma said this was with a view to promoting Federal Government’s economic diversification agenda anchored on the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), 2017, to diversify the economy from oil to non-oil sectors like agriculture, solid minerals, services, among others.
Represented by a Director in the organisation, Barrister Richard Agu, Mr. Aboloma expressed delight at the interest shown by the World Bank team in the activities of the SON.
He expressed hope that the fact-finding visit would enable the two institutions work together on multiple facets with a view to assisting Nigeria’s rapid development of its quality infrastructure by fashioning out workable projects.