SON Will Not Compromise Standards – DG

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By Sule Aliyu, Bauchi

The Director-General, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) Dr Osita Aboloma said the organization would not compromise standards of products manufactured locally and outside the country.

Aboloma stated this at the opening ceremony of two days capacity building workshop organized for factory inspectors from Bauchi, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Borno, Yobe Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa states held at NUJ Bauchi Press Center Conference hall.

“Standard Organization of Nigeria will ensure that locally and foreign manufactured products will have the required level of satisfaction and standard desired by consumers before going to market”, he said

Aboloma urged the participants who are to be trained on factory inspection and products inspection to ensure that imported goods meet the minimum requirements of the industry standard in Nigeria or the approved standard.

He however charged the participants to pay much needed attention to the training to ensure effective service delivery and standardization of products in Nigeria.

The DG who was represented by Assistant Director Operations Alhaji Adamu Abba Bauchi said the training would go a long way to undertake conformity of assessment activities when acquire the skills by the staff.

One of the participants Engineer Abna Timothy said the two days training would focus on conformity assessment and inspection based on international standards.

He commended the organization for organizing such a capacity building training. Adding that the training is at the right time when the nation needs standard products and the way of check mating manufacturers in the country.