Afreximbank announces the construction of the first African Quality Assurance Centre in Nigeria.
CWEIC Strategic Partner, Afreximbank, has announced the construction of the first African Quality Assurance Centre in Nigeria.
The centre will be a state-of-the-art facility with the capacity to offer testing, certification, inspection and training services covering agricultural products.
It is the first in a series of Quality Assurance Centres that Afreximbank intends to establish across Africa. It will support industrialisation across the continent by ensuring that African products are manufactured to international standards and enabling them to participate in intra-African and global trade.
First class quality infrastructure is considered critical in facilitating trade under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).”
#Afreximbank will provide more than 400 jobs in the local area, including more than 180 in the highly skilled areas of quality assurance, testing, inspection and certification.
An on-site training academy will provide the public and private sector with training in standards and quality assurance, as well as the skills necessary for businesses to compete in regional and international markets.
The construction of the Ogun State AQAC began in February and is expected to commence operations by the end of 2022.