SON moves to standardize Nigerian products

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The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) is designing a quality framework to ensure that Made-in-Nigeria products conform with world’s standards.

This will be in the establishment of a National Quality Infrastructural framework that covers activities in standardization, accreditation, certification and metrology.

The Director General of SON, Mr. Osita Aboloma, said at a workshop on the importance of metrology for quality assurance of products, service and industrial development in the North-Central.

 “The move is for products and services coming out of Nigeria to be accepted worldwide. He added that the success of most manufactured products is critically dependant on how well they are made, a requirement in which measurement plays a key role.

“For the products and services coming out of Nigeria to be acceptable worldwide, the Federal Government, in collaboration with international partners, is establishing a National Quality infrastructure framework.

“This infrastructure covers all activities in Standardization, Accreditation, Certification and Metrology, which are tools to ensure that Nigeria made products and services are in conformity with the world best practice.’’

He added that the success of most manufactured products is critically dependent on how well they are made, a requirement in which measurement plays a key role.

Telecommunications, transport and navigation are highly dependent on the most accurate frequency and time services. Human health and safety depend on reliable measurements in medical diagnosis and therapy.

Food and agriculture are closely regulated in terms of the use of pesticides and food additives and it is essential to have reliable means of measuring their presence in the human food chain. Protection of the environment and large-scale studies related to global climate change depend critically on accurate measurements, often extending over long periods of time.

All these call for measurements of the highest accuracy, to reduce to minimal, the cost and issue of rejection of any product from the country.”