SON approves 168 new standards, national standardisation strategy

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Governing Council has authorized 168 new requirements for publication and dissemination to varied sectors of the Nation’s financial system in furtherance of the Federal Government’s financial diversification coverage.

Rising from its digital assembly, Chaired from Abuja by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI), Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, the Council additionally put its seal on the primary ever Nigerian National Standardisation Strategy (NNSS) 2020 – 2022, developed by SON to determine precedence areas to give attention to based mostly on nationwide wants evaluation.

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According to Sani-Gwarzo, the doc is accompanied by a National Implementation Plan that offers orientation for nationwide standardisation work inside the three years length.

He added that the NNSS has recognized a complete of 658 standardisation initiatives in key precedence areas categorised by financial sectors as highlighted in Federal Government’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP), the Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) and different associated nationwide strategic plans.

He described the institution of the NNSS as an excellent and epoch- making achievement of the Director General and his administration, for which the Council gave a unanimous commendation.

Welcoming the Council members earlier, the Director General, SON, Osita Aboloma, listed the organisation’s position and help within the Federal Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to incorporate leveraging on its worldwide collaboration to make obligatory and related worldwide requirements accessible to native producers for free of charge.

He mentioned the organisation additionally waived expenses regarding importation of important supplies whereas additionally quick monitoring the method.

Aboloma said that SON has additionally been offering obligatory technical high quality assurance help to native producers concerned within the manufacture of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the prevention and management of COVID-19 nationwide, via its state places of work.

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