SON presents award to 1st prize winner of MSMEs Clinics Award

NIGERIA – The Standards Organization of Nigeria, (SON) has donated a 10 kilo-volt-amperes (KVA) generator to Zia Spices, 1st prize winner of the MSME Clinics Award, in a bid to support Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Zia Spices is a registered company with corporate affairs commission (CAC) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) specialized in the production of special curry powder. The SON Director General, Mallam Farouk Salim,  restated the organization’s commitment to encouraging, building and guiding local producers of goods and services on quality assurance…

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Standards Organization of Nigeria calls on stakeholders to join standardization bodies

NIGERIA – The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has during the 2021 World Standards Day (WSD), stressed the need for stakeholders around the country to join international standardization bodies citing that standards are more relevant than ever in the pursuit of the sustainable Development Goals. The cooperation of many public and private partners and the use of all available tools, including international standards and conformity assessment are some of the requirements for attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) aimed at addressing social imbalances, develop a sustainable economy, and slow the…

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SON reaffirms commitment to support SMEs through product standardization

NIGERIA – Director General of the Standards Organization of Nigeria, (SON), Farouk A. Salim, has reaffirmed the commitment of his agency to bolster up Nigeria’s estimated 40 million Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to break into the  African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), through effective standardization of their products. This was even as he hinted that SON might lobby National Assembly to increase penalties on standardization breaches in subsequent amendments to the SON Act so as to compel manufacturers and importers to learn to play by the rules. Salim who…

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SON unveils standardization strategy to bolster Nigeria’s socio-economic development

NIGERIA – The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has unveiled what is tagged the Nigeria National Standardization Strategy (NNSS) to unlatch a total of 658 standardization projects in key priority areas classified by economic sectors as highlighted in the federal government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) and Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP). Explaining the NNSS at a capacity building workshop for media practitioners, the Director, Standards Development, SON, Chinyere Egwuonwu said it is a document that identifies priorities for standardization in a country based on an assessment of national…

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SON furnishes Bauchi laboratory with testing equipment

NIGERIA – Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), has installed products quality testing equipment at the Bauchi Zonal Laboratory complex to boost the testing capacity of products in the North. The Director of Laboratory Services, Dr Barth Okoko, during the installation of the equipment, demonstration and training of staff in Bauchi, remarked that the installation of the equipment was the first of its kind in the North since inception, and most of the agricultural products were from the North. He said the equipment would be used for testing of products to…

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Nigeria’s National Sugar Development Council acquires ISO 9001:2015 certification

NIGERIA – The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has presented the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), main focal agency responsible for the regulation of all activities in the sugar sub-sector in Nigeria, with the International organization for Standardization, ISO 9001: 2015 certificate for service delivery to the market. ISO 9001 is the international standard for a quality management system. The Director-General of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, at the presentation ceremony, urged the awardee to adhere to the standards so approved. While congratulating the council, he said the award sets NSDC…

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SON calls on manufactures to produce quality products, EGAC’s signatory status in AFRAC is extended

NIGERIA – The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), has challenged Nigeria’s manufacturers to produce quality products which meet international standards to enable the country’s competitiveness in African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), an agreement created to provide a single continent-wide market for goods and services. Speaking at a SON capacity building workshop for Journalists, Director General, SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, informed that the agency had undertaken investigations on how defective goods come into the country with a view to stopping such unwholesome trade. “We are working diligently both within, outside…

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SON draws in on substandard mayonnaise cream in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has confiscated 400 bottles of fake, substandard and injurious Mayonnaise cream in Abakpa-Nike Community Market in the Enugu metropolis. The Public Relations Officer of SON in Enugu, Mr. Paul Iorkyaa, informed the raid was carried out after the organization’s marketing desk received a grievance of fake and injurious BAMA mayonnaise by a socially concerned individual. “In the Standards Organization of Nigeria efforts to promote consumer confidence and satisfaction through its quality assurance of product and services, the organization’s Enugu State office responded…

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Standards Organization of Nigeria secures laboratory accreditation certificate for micronutrient lab

NIGERIA – The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) has issued the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) with the Laboratory Accreditation certificate, to boost the body’s technical competence in the field of micronutrient testing. In the past, efforts by the Federal Government to make export bound products from Nigeria acceptable have repeatedly failed due to complaints that are directly or remotely linked to quality, standard, certification and appropriate packaging. From perishable consumable to finished products, exporters have faced rejection of their products in the International markets mostly because they fail…

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