Hello Africa, my name is Celestine Okanya, The Director General of Nigeria National Accreditation System, NiNAS. I chair the Regional Accreditation for ECOWAS Region, ECORAS and also Chair Pan African Quality Infrastructure, PAQI.

Today is United Nations Micro, Small, and Medium – sized enterprise MSME day celebration. MSME Day 2020 – COVID-19: with the theme, The Great Lockdown and its impact on Small Business

It is therefore my honor and pleasure, on behalf of NiNAS, ECORAS and PAQI, to wish the MSMEs a joyful celebration.

Permit me to use this day ‘s celebration to affirm the commitment of PAQI institutions within African Continent to facilitating your access to standards, metrology and accredited conformity assessment services that will ensure the acceptability of your products and services in our local and international markets.

We are determined to provide the quality infrastructure needs of our MSMEs especially during this era of covid 19, and post covid period.

Congratulations and happy MSMEs day to all our MSMEs in Africa.