Made-in-Nigeria products will continue to face rejection at the international market unless the issue of proper measurements is put in place, an expert in the field of exporting, Dr Ella Adams Akpoga has stated.
Dr. Ella who is the coordinator, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment made this known in Lokoja on Saturday on the sideline of the 2023 annual Metrology Day.
Ella said the country’s quest of generating more income from exporting Nigerian products will continue to be a mirage until the issue of proper weight measurement is adhered to strictly.
He said Nigerian farmers and other producers of goods and services will continue to be shortchanged as a result of not being able to measure their products in the proper way.
According to him, “In the Nigerian context of measurement supporting global food system, we are bedevilled by very serious challenges in the last ten years as some of Nigeria products are rejected in the global market because of packaging; till now we cannot export beans to Europe.
“One of the main reasons why Nigerian products, yams, beans, livestock, are been rejected in Europe and America is because Nigeria lacks an internationally recognized National quality infrastructure (NQI) with the capacity to ensure safety, integrity and marketability of goods and services which reduces technical barriers to trade in local, regional and international markets.
Source : Vanguard