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SON: Why we approved 128 new standards for AfCFTA

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has taken proactive measures to ensure there is no drawback, in Nigeria’s participation in the African Continent Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), by approving a new set of 128 Nigeria Industrial Standards.

Federal government urged to increase tariff to discourage paint importation

The Federal Government has been urged to discourage activities that could lead to the importation of paints in the country by increasing tariff on anything that has to do with paint importation.

SON builds capacity for mirror technical committee members

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has commenced capacity development trainings for 43 members of the National Mirror and Technical Committees on Governance of Organisations and the Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standards.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Fake cylinders: LPG advocate warns ‘bomb-like’ explosions may hit Nigerian homes

Worried by the continued influx of fake and sub-standard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders into Nigeria, a cooking gas advocate has warned that Nigerian homes may start experiencing `bomb-like’ explosions in their kitchens soon, caused by fake cylinders.

SON seizes substandard LPG cylinders

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has seized a 40 feet container stocked with substandard LPG cylinders worth over N38 million.

Son impounds adulterated sugar, milk worth N14 million in Kano

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has impounded various adulterated items, such as sugar, milk and fertiliser worth over N14 million in markets in the ancient city of Kano.

SON confiscates fake products worth N300 billion

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said on Wednesday that it confiscated fake and substandard products worth more than N300 billion across the country within the past few months.

Building collapse: SON to regulate measurements, weights of building materials

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has initiated moves to curb the collapse of buildings across the country through the regulation of the accuracy of weights and measurements of building materials.

SON plans 13 labs to drive agro-allied products’ global acceptance

The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Osita Aboloma, has said plans were underway to establish 13 laboratories with focus mainly on live endangering items, agric and agro-allied products, in order to aid diversification of the nation’s economy away from oil.

SON trains 60 staff on ADR to improve service delivery

No fewer than 60 staff of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) are undergoing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) training to improve their service delivery.
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UK seeks improved relations in trade, investment with Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed its desire for improved growth in trade and investment relations with Nigeria, as a research delegation of the International Economic Development Group (ODI) is conducting a diagnostic study on the state of trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK.

SON chief urges farmers, processors to embrace innovation

Osita Aboloma, the Director General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has urged farmers and processors of sorghum to embrace constant innovations provided in the standardisation process, in order to earn premium on the commercialisation of high quality sorghum products.

SON threatens to expose adulterated lubricant dealers

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stated that it would blacklist and publish the names of erring importers and manufacturers of fake and sub-standard lubricants in the country.

Osita Aboloma: Standards vital for global competitiveness, profitability

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has charged the business community to adhere strictly to global best practices, saying that this is the only way to be competitive globally.

SON restates commitment to ease of doing business

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has restated its commitment with the federal government’s policy on improving the business environment and implementing the requirements of the Presidential Executive Order 003 on the ease of doing business.

SON warns on false information on regulatory agencies’ mandates

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has issued a strong warning to individuals and organisations given to misrepresenting government regulatory institutions through false information to the public.

SON harmonises standards to boost honey production

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in conjunction with the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO), has harmonised standards to boost honey production in Nigeria as well as in Africa.

SON threatens to shutdown industries operating without MANCAP certificate in Anambra

The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has threatened to shutdown industries and companies operating without Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certificate in Anambra state.

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