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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Nigeria’s standards watchdog to review standards for fats and oil sector to meet up with market demands

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s standards watchdog the Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON) has hosted a Technical Committee (TC) meeting to deliberate, review and amend 11 Nigeria Industrial Standards (NIS) for fats, oils, oil seed and tree nuts, to ensure the continued relevance of standards in meeting up with market demands. In his opening remarks the DG Mallam Salim Farouk who was represented…

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Food and Agriculture Organisation sensitizes Nigerians on Codex standards

NIGERIA – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has teamed up with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the National Codex Committee (NCC) under the Federal Ministry of Health, to organize a two-day “Awareness Creation Workshop on Codex Alimentarius Standards and Codes of Practice”. The workshop under the theme: “Safer Food, Better Health”, with the slogan, “Food Safety is…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria engages stakeholders on its laboratory services

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has conducted a one-day seminar on the “The Determination of the Reliability of Colony Count Method”, to update stakeholders on the current status of the SON Laboratory Services Directorate in Lagos. The Director General of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, who was represented by the Director Laboratory Services, Dr Barth Uwgu- Okoko, echoed…

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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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