Lagos - The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) will close local firms that defied orders to certify their products under new assessment schemes.
SON Director of Operations, Nelson Adebiyi, raised concern eight years after the implementation of the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme
(MANCAP) some companies had not complied with the standard.
“We will close down companies that are defaulting on the programme. We are prepared to work with those that are willing to comply but those that are noncompliant will be dealt with according to the country’s laws,” Adebiyi said in Abuja during an event to mark this year’s World Standards Day.
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The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations.
During the local commemorations, SON launched the “Walk for Standards”
programme to enhance the compliance to MANCAP, among other programmes by the organisation.
“I hereby to urge all local manufacturers and assemblies to cooperate in getting their products certified as these processes are designed to help them implement the requirements of relevant standards from raw materials to the finished products. This is with a view to offering quality products that offer value for money to their consumers,” Adebiyi said.
– CAJ News