SON To Mark  50th Anniversary On Tuesday

SON To Mark  50th Anniversary On Tuesday

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON ) would be marking its Golden Jubilee Anniversary on Tuesday, December 6th at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

The Director, Public Relations , SON, Mrs Foluso Bolaji through a Press Release stated that the ceremony which celebrates SON’s existence for 50 years would showcase the agency’s achievements towards achieving its vision and mission especially under the leadership of the current Director General – Mallam Farouk A. Salim.

“The event promises to be a ground-breaking event which would showcase some of the major engagements and interventions by the SON 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. Indeed, the Director General has expressed his delight that SON is attaining this milestone during his tenure, 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”.

Likewise, the Golden Jubilee Anniversary  which would kick off at 10 am prompt would feature the  Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment,  Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo as the Special Guest of Honour .

Apart from the Minister, other eminent personalities including captains of Industry, Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, international development and technical partners as well as several stakeholders and operators within the business, commerce, industry as well as investment circles/ value chains are equally expected at the occasion.

Recall that the fulcrum of standardisation and regulation of quality for all products in Nigeria is vested in the Standards Organisation of Nigeria ( SON). The agency was 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 sales of sub-standard products across the country.

SON is one of the key parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (FMITI).

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