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. The SON boss disclosed this when the Senate Committee on Industry, Trade…
SON arraigns businessman over adulterated engine oil
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has arraigned a businessman and his firm before Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly dealing in adulterated engine oil. The defendants are Cajetan Chike Muonagolu and Richbon Nigeria Ltd. They allegedly committed the offence on December 12 last year at ASPAMDA Trade Fair…
Shippers’ council, SON harp on ethics, integrity in shipping
The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) in collaboration with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) have intensified efforts to boost the ethics and integrity in shipping trade, urging the importers to comply with the standards and shun unethical practices that is jeopardising growth of the industry. Executive Secretary, NSC, Hassan Bello, at the sensitization workshop jointly…
SON arraigns four over alleged production of adulterated engine oil
For allegedly producing and selling adulterated engine oil, the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has arraigned four men at the Federal High Court, Lagos State.
SON certifies Axxela’s EHSQ processes
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has certified Axxela Limited’s processes for complying with environmental, health, safety and quality standards.
Deli Foods launches new look, unveils six products
Deli Foods Nigeria Limited on Thursday launched a new look for its products. It also unveiled a variety of six new products into the market. The new products launched in Lagos included Deli Cabin, Morning Coffee, BITE Orange, BITE Banana, BITE Coconut and BITE Strawberry. All six new biscuits are available at N10 packs. Deli…
SON receives global management systems standards
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has received four international management systems standards from the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) of India.
Deadly sniper-treated beans: Matters arising
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), Former British Prime Minister Few weeks ago, the media was awash with video clips showing some food vendors or traders spraying sniper, a lethal chemical, on beans in order to preserve the product. This triggered public outcry and raised fears…
Getting operators to meet minimum standards challenging, says SON
Worried about the high level of failures recorded from its survey of the lubricant market, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has announced plans to intensify efforts to combat the influx of fake and substandard lubricants in the country.
‘Over N22.7 billion substandard goods seized in 2018’
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has disclosed that over N22 billion worth of substandard goods have been seized so far in 2018.
SON inaugurates four new standards on HR to build capacity
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has inaugurated four new standards on Human Resources (HR) to further enhance human capacity in line with stipulated best practices prescribed by the International Standards Organisation (ISO). They include NIS ISO 30400: 2016 – Human Resource Management- Vocabulary, NIS ISO 30405:2016 - Human Resource management - Guidelines on Recruitment,…