Ease-of-doing business: 198 new companies spring up in Kaduna – SON

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), on Monday, said that a total of 198 new companies had sprung up in Kaduna, since the implementation of the Ease-of-Doing Business policy of the Federal Government in 2017.
Its Co-ordinator in Kaduna State, Datti Danlami, made this known in a Kaduna.
“In 2017, Kaduna State had a bumper harvest of companies and factories that emerged, ranging from small- medium- and large-scale factories including multi-national companies.
“In 2016, only 400 were operating, but in 2017 we have additional 198 factories.
“Presently, 598 factories and companies are actively working, based on our visits and interactions with them.’’
He attributed the situation to the ease-of-doing- business policy of government, adding that the companies included rice and vegetable oil mills, fertilizer, tomatoes paste, bakeries, animal feeds and others.
“We are satisfied with their products and goods,’’ Danlami said, adding that SON would continue to monitor them to ensure that they operated within acceptable standards.
He said that SON had offered Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP), certificate to 102 factories in the state, in 2017, while 390 applications were being processed.
“SON is here to help promote businesses, not to kill them, but standards must be followed,’’ he stressed.

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