SON DG Mallam Farouk A. Salim (file photo)
‘SON’s 50th anniversary would also be used to showcase some of the major engagements and interventions by the agency towards ensuring Nigeria’s industrial and economic growth’
By Valentine Amanze
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, will be the special guest at the Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s (SON) Golden Jubillee, which holds holds at Oriental Hotels, Lekki Road, Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
Others to grace the event, which kicks off by 10:00am, include captains of industry and stakeholders.
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In a statement issued by the Director, Public Relations, Mrs. Foluso Bolaji, the SON’s 50th anniversary would also be used to showcase some of the major engagements and interventions by the agency towards ensuring Nigeria’s industrial and economic growth particularly in recent times under the current watch of the SON Director General/ Chief Executive, Mallam Farouk A. Salim.
Besides, the SON director general has expressed his delight that the agency was attaining the milestone during his tenure, while re-assuring stakeholders, operators as well as consumers of the agency’s determination to ensure business and industrial growth as well as consumer safety and protection.
Recall that the fulcrum of standardisation and regulation of quality for all products in Nigeria is vested in the Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
Established by Act No. 56 of 1971 as amended by Act No. 14 of 2015, SON as a corporate body, has the sole responsibility for National Policy on Standards, Standards Elaboration and Specifications, Quality Assurance and Control as well as manufactured industrial and imported products and services. The agency has since been empowered by its present Act with more powers to check the production, importation, circulation and sale of sub-standard products across the country.
SON is one of the key parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (FMITI).