The Minister of Industry trade and Investment Dr. Olusegun Aganga has described approval of SON Food Laboratory by the International. Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, ILAC, as historic and good news to all exporters of Nigeria -non-oil products. The Minister made the remark while unveiling the certificate in Abuja. He said with this feat Nigeria has commenced the journey of diversification from mono products. The Director General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, S O N Dr. Joseph Odumodu while commending the federal government for its trade policy said lack of acceptable laboratory test data and certification results had been trade barrier in the country. He stressed that this accreditation has conferred global recognition to SON Food technology laboratories. Correspondent Edino Justice reports that the SON Food Technology is the only ISO 17025 in Nigeria in Microbiology testing, proximate analysis and heavy metals.