Nigeria’s National Quality Policy (NQP) is a document by Nigerians for Nigerians for a common goal to reposition the country among the top 20 industrialized nation in the world over time if implemented,” the minister for Trade and investment said, when he received the final copy of the document in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Thursday.
The policy is aimed at establishing the appropriate framework for the development and publication of national standards.
The minister said the document would be reviewed and sent to the Federal Executive Council for approval and subsequent legislation to facilitate its implementation in all its ramifications.
According to him, the more a nation specialized in exporting raw materials, the poorer it would become, adding, it is what the industrial revolution plan seeks to reverse.
He said the government was committed to actualizing the implementation of the document in line with the goals and objectives of the transformation agenda of this administration.
The minister said the policy document was foundation for safety regulatory framework to assist Nigeria achieve innovation, technology, industrialization, quality services and quality lifestyles from NQP implementation.
Aganga said the country had been promoting industrialization through adding value to commodities, improved the competitiveness of made in Nigeria goods and services, diversifying economy and revenue sources.
He said the country is investing in time, money and people to develop quality infrastructure to ensure the country becomes the economy Africa deserved.