Standards Organisation of Nigeria holds expo to root for MANCAP-certified products

NIGERIA – To increase the consumption of standardized products in the nation, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) organized an expo for MANCAP-certified products in Kano. The exhibition which also marked SON’s 50th anniversary had participants dealing in the manufacture of rice, cooking, and other products.  The goal of the exhibition, according to Mallam Farouk Salim, Director General of the…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria launches North-East office, laboratory in Bauchi State

NIGERIA – With a renewed commitment to economic diversification through business facilitation, the Federal Government recently launched the Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s (SON) North-East office and well-equipped laboratory in Bauchi State. The facility was built to make product analysis easier and offer quality services closer to business owners in the area, said Minister of State for Industry, Trade, and Investment…

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Standard Organisation of Nigeria celebrates Golden Jubilee

NIGERIA – The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has during its 50th anniversary noted that the agency has adopted 213 Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS) to check the proliferation of fake products in the country. Mallam Farouk Salim, SON’s Director General highlighted that the organization had gone through a lot of transformation and evolved to become a standards regulatory body of…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria permitted back to Nigerian ports

NIGERIA – With the conditional approval of the Federal Government, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has returned to Nigerian seaports to take part in cargo examination, eleven years after it was fired. Farouk Salim, the agency’s Director-General, stated that the organization was seeking cooperation from other government agencies to guarantee a smooth return to the ports, noting that Section…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria commences nationwide calibration exercise

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has launched a free nationwide calibration program for industries in order to guarantee equity and fairness in measurement and provide Nigerian goods a chance to compete on the international market. Director-General of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, opened the free calibration exercise in Kano by stating that the exercise would make sure that…

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SON issues MANCAP certification to 16 businesses

NIGERIA – 16 businesses in Anambra State now have MANCAP certificates thanks to the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). The certificates pertain to 36 products that the organization had examined and approved as suitable for both domestic and foreign markets. Mallam Salim Farouk, the Director General of SON, who presented the certifications to the businesses in Awka, the state capital,…

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SON cautions manufacturers against patronizing calibration charlatans

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has urged manufacturers to employ the services of the National Metrology Institute (NMI) in calibrating their instruments. Mallam Farouk Salim, Director General of SON gave the charge against patronizing quacks while flagging off a sensitization campaign in Abeokuta. He claimed that the event’s topic, “Meeting Global Competitiveness,” was consistent with efforts made…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria urges manufacturers to unite

NIGERIA – The Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON) Mallam Farouk Salim, has urged the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria(MAN) and SON to solidify their relationship in order to boost industrialization, to enable Nigeria maximize the potentials of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Salim, who spoke at the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of MAN held at…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria issues MANCAP Certification to 12 companies

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has issued certificates of Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) to 12 companies operating in Kano as a way of improving product standardization. The Director General of the Agency Malam Faruk Salim noted that the certificate is not a ‘cash and carry’ exercise, rather a scientific approach to ensure all facets of production…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria rubberstamps significance of standards

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has at the flagging off of a campaign tagged, “Standardization; Panacea for economic growth,” called on local producers and importers to strictly adhere to standards to boost economic growth. The Director General of SON, Malam Farouk Salim, echoed that conformance to standardization and quality assurance would make Nigerian products and services more…

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