SON Approves 128 New Standards for Economic Advancement

Another 128 Nigeria Industrial Standards have been approved for publication,  dissemination and use by Manufacturers, Processors, Assemblers and Importers in Nigeria to drive economic advancement

The new Standards were approved by the Nigerian Standards Council at its 5th meeting held at SON Operational Headquarters,  Lekki, Lagos, penultimate Thursday, according to a statement from the office of the Director General, Osita Aboloma Esq.

Speaking after the meeting,  the Director General posited that the approval by the SON Council will further boost industrial and commercial activities in the country in view of the imminent implementation of the African Continent Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Areas covered by the approved standards include civil/building technology, chemical technology, electrical and electronics, food/codex, petroleum products as well as liquefied petroleum cylinders among others.

In his opening remarks, Council Chairman, Mr. Edet Akpan, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment congratulated the SON Management for its promptness in dealing with staff promotions and disciplinary matters.

Akpan enjoined the Council members to continue to bring their rich knowledge & experiences to bear in assisting SON deliver on its mandate, stressing that quality is a moving target that requires continual improvement in service delivery by the organisation.

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