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Manufacturing, the key to job creation – AbdulRazaq

By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara says manufacturing is an important way to reduce unemployment in Nigeria.

AbdulRazaq made the observation Monday in Ilorin while receiving the Director General of the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), Alhaji Farouk Salim.

Represented by his deputy, Mr. Kayode Alabi, the governor said manufacturers should receive more government support to produce international standard products, thereby boosting exports and creating jobs.

AbdulRazaq assured that his administration would encourage small and medium enterprises and his partner SON to meet the standards.

Salim had said earlier that he was in the state to inaugurate the organization’s new office complex and inspect some manufacturing companies in the state.

He said the organization would sign a memorandum of understanding with the state government to educate small industries on standard products.

The managing director called on the state government to provide support infrastructure for manufacturers and other state enterprises.

(NAN)

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