Standards Organisation of Nigeria destroys substandard goods worth US$ 12039

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has destroyed expired and substandard goods worth Five Million naira (US$ 12039)  at the government approved dumpsite in Gombe State, in a continuation of its bid to sanitise the nation of substandard products. The products destroyed include assorted soft drinks, energy drinks, flavoured drinks and other products mopped up during market surveillance…

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Forte Upstream Service Limited in Nigeria receives ISO 9001: 2015 certification

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has awarded Forte Upstream Service Limited(FUSL) , a player in the oil and gas industry, ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification, reflecting the Organization’s vision to deliver quality service to clients at all times. In his remarks, the Director-General of SON Mallam Farouk Salim, who was represented by the Director…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria kicks off regulation of conformity assessment practices

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced the regulation of conformity assessment practices in Nigeria, to establish registration and regulation for National Standards, Standard Marks, Certification Systems and Licenses. This according to SON, is in line with the provisions of its enabling Act No. 14 of 2015 “To establish registration and regulation for National Standards, Standard Marks,…

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ECOWAS donates ICT equipment to Standards Organisation of Nigeria to enhance harmonization of standards

NIGERIA – The Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Department for Industry and Private Sector Promotion (DIPSP) has donated ICT equipment to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in a bid to enhance the implementation of the West Africa Competitiveness and Quality Infrastructure Project (WACQIP). WACQIP is implemented under the framework of the West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) and…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria grants Cognito Instant Micronutrient Powder certification

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has granted the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification to Cognito Instant Micronutrient Powder (Cognito MNP) produced by Micronutrient Laboratories Limited (MLL). According to SON, the certificate gives the company the approval to produce micronutrient powder for use by Nigerians. MANCAP was created by SON in 2006 to ensure that all locally…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria sensitizes rice millers on third-party milling requirements

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has sensitized hundreds of rice millers in Kano on its requirement for third-party milling as part of its mission to improve lives through standardization and quality assurance. Speaking at a one-day sensitization workshop, the Director General of the organisation, Farouk A. Salim, said the workshop was in line with the organization’s policy…

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SON, FCCPC deliberate on partnership to enhance consumer protection

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s (SON), Director-General, has reiterated that the collaboration between the Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) and Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) needs to be strengthened to achieve collective goals of protecting consumers. Mallam Farouk Salim, the SON Director General expressed this while receiving the Executive Vice Chairman of the FCCPC, Babatunde Erukera…

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SON unveils new standards to boost cocoa production in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and stakeholders in the cocoa sector have unveiled new standards that would boost sustainable production of cocoa in Nigeria. The Director General of SON, Mr. Farouk Salim, noted during a technical committee meeting on the review of the National Industrial Standards (NIS) 990:2017 for cocoa standards that the review would involve enshrining…

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SON sensitizes agricultural processors to improve products standards

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has during a sensitization programme organized for agricultural processors and farmers, urged the stakeholders in Kano State to improve the standards of their commodities. The programme was organized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the main regulatory institution of the Nigerian capital market, in collaboration with SON. The Director-General of SON,…

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SON approves new National Industrial Standards to enhance product competitiveness

NIGERIA – The Governing Council of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has approved 37 new National Industrial Standards (NIS) to enhance product global competitiveness and improve Nigeria’s economy through participation in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Speaking at a press briefing after the 2-day meeting, Chairman SON Governing Council, Mrs. Evelyn Ngige, Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Industry,…

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