Group photo taken after the workshop
The Nassarawa State Programme Coordinator two of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria(SON), Engr. Emmanuel Hussaini, gave the advice at the end of the training workshop programme organised for the state Manufacturers by the North Central Regional Sensitisation on GMP held in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, today-19th June, 2019.
The theme: “General Senstisation Workshop on Good Manufacturing Practices/Services”
Hussaini challenged participants to strive to implement what they have learnt at the very interactive trainings.
“The objective of this workshop is to sensitize the manufacturers on products processes and its application to good manufacturing practices, and I am asking them to imbibe and practice whatever they have learnt today. It will help them in their manufacturing processes and also enhance their general market share, he said.
It is worthy of note that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is among the manufacturing processes requirements put down by Nigeria Standard Organisation (SON) for Nigeria manufacturers to ensure that products consistently produced in Nigeria is controlled according to a set quality standards so to minimize risks involved in any food production processes.
Giving a remark at the opening, SON said that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Quality Management System (QMS) have the potential of making exports from Nigeria more competitive in the international market.
Priorly, on his key note address, the Director General/Chief Executive of the SON, Osita Aboloma, duly represented by the North Central Coordinator of the SON, Mr Charles Emeka Nwabara, said GMP is a preventive measure against harm, contamination, use of untrained workers, poor infrastructure and technology in manufacturing.
He added, that incorporation of QMS supports adherence to GMP for certification of products and services.
The workshop was well attended, at the end Certificate of Participation was issued to each and awards given to distinguished manufacturers.
Pamela Ogwata reporting.