Mallam Farouk Salim yesterday assumed office as the new director general/chief executive of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).
Salim officially took over from
Osita Aboloma in a short ceremony
at the Conference Room of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and
Investment witnessed by the Minister, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, the permanent secretary and chairman, SON, Governing Council, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, and some members of management of the ministry and SON
Salim promised to bring his core competencies in organisational restructuring, quality assurance and project management to bear in driving the relevance of SON in national socio-economic development further.try and SON.
Salim promised to bring changes by promoting public safety in
local manufacturing, import and
export as well as creating an enabling environment for innovations that would stimulate national self-sufficiency.
The new director-general promised to bring his core competencies in organisational restruc- turing, quality assurance and project management to bear in driving the relevance of SON in
national socio-economic deve- lopment further
Salim stressed his desire to strengthen enforcement through increased cooperation with the relevant authorities like the police and the Judiciary, work more closely with the national assembly and the executive arm of government to update regulations and penalties as well as lobby for improved budgetary allocations for needed improvements and staff welfare.
“We would also leverage on information and communication technology to disseminate our activities more efficiently, real time, in order to engender greater stakeholders’ buy-in and revamp public confidence in our organisation,” he said.
The SON helmsman promised to also lessen red tape, further simplify payment systems through increased investment in information technology, to guarantee improved service delivery, operational efficiency and encourage customer feedback and suggestions towards achieving the goals.
He assured the staff of a level playing field to enable free flow of ideas and expression of competencies and urged them all to continue to give their best to the Nation through the Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
The new SON chief executive promised to make stakeholders, particularly the organised private sector groups a fulcrum of his administration’s focus.
Mallam Salim expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to further contribute to national development through the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), stressing that he would put in his best to justify the confidence of the number one citizen. He also expressed appreciation to his predecessor for his selfless services to SON in the last 4 years and wished him well in his future endeavour.