The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has advised importers of household products to consider local production and create job opportunities for Nigerians. The Director General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, made this known at a one-day sensitisation programme with importers and dealers in electronics at Alaba International Market, Lagos. The DG, who was represented by the Director, Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate, Mr Obiora Manafa, said the organisation was ready to work with local manufacturers to make their goods exportable in a bid to earn foreign exchange for the Nigerian economy. Acknowledging the role of local production in economic development, he said establishing manufacturing outfits would go a long way to save the country’s foreign exchange, adding that most of the imported products could be manufactured locally. He advised importers to get the required standards to make their products competitive, saying that with the African Continental Free Trade Agreement signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian manufacturers must improve so as not to be overwhelmed by foreign goods.  The DG said, “Instead of faking established brands, build your own brand and make money ...