Evidences are that Nigerians have started shipping their manufactured goods to Ghana to enable them get certifications to export to continents outside Africa such as Europe, America, and Asia.
According to information gathered, this development was because the jnternational markets are worried with the certification of such goods by the Nigerian agencies.
Some businessmen claimed that a lack of strong standards and certification had resulted in many nations rejecting Nigerian cargo.
Remember that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is given authority by the federal government to certify and regulate the quality of drugs and foods consumed in the nation, while the Standard Organization of Nigeria is in charge of ensuring the quality of both imported and locally produced goods.
The command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Customs Area Controller (CAC), Timi Bomodi, attested to this in Lagos when the Maritime Association of Nigeria (MARAN), paid a courtesy call to the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT), and said it is true that Nigerian-made goods are now being shipped to Ghana to seek their certification for easy export.
Bomodi remarked that the progression has recently increased Ghana’s export volume.
“If you don’t operate by a set of rules and you don’t define standards, then standards will define you,” he said.
“Go to Ghana, then when you visit America, visit the African shops; you’ll notice that 90% of the items you see there are from Ghana. Know what Nigerians engage in? Before being exported, some products made in Nigeria are transported to Ghana for certification.