Monday, October 13, 2014

SON Commences Implementation Of Compulsory Products’ Certification

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced compulsory product certification in its offices across the nation. This is also as it has called on manufacturers and importers of goods to ensure the importation and production of quality goods in the country by subscribing to its Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP).

SON said that Nigerians deserved to get value for their hard earned money adding that the MANCAP was put in place to ensure that all manufactured products conformed to the relevant Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS) prior to sales in the markets or export.

Director- general of SON, Dr Joseph Odumodu, made this disclosure weekend in Abuja at the flag-off of “The Walk for Standards,” held to mark the 2014 World Standards Day.

The DG, who was represented at the event by the director of operations in the agency, Mr Nelson Adebiyi, said, “The certification to MANCAP will also ensure that locally manufactured products are subjected to similar conformity processes like the imported products undergo with SONCAP thus creating a level playing field,”adding that the event would be concluded with a national seminar for small and medium enterprises in Lagos in collaboration with SMEDAN, National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises(NASME).

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