STANDARD ORGANIZATION OF NIGERIA
What is SON?
SON is the acronym for Standard Organization of Nigeria. SON was established by the Act No.56 of 1971 which is the sole statutory body vested with the responsibility of standardizing and regulating the quality of all products in Nigeria.
What are the roles of SON?
The standard Organization of Nigeria is saddled with the following responsibilities, to:
Structure of SON
The SON is headed by the Director General who is responsible for the day to day administration of the Agency. The Agency has several departments which includes the Inspectorate and Compliance, Laboratory Services, Planning, Research and Statistics, Metrology and Instrumentation among others which supervises and coordinates various services.
Who is the Head of SON?
The Director General of the Organization is also the Chief Executive Officer. The current Director General is Mr Osita A. Aboloma (ESQ), who was appointed by President Muhammad Buhari on the 26th day of September, 2016.
What sector does the Agency regulate?
The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) is the sole statutory body that is vested with the responsibility of standardizing and regulating the quality of all products, services and processes in Nigeria.
What Activities does the Agency regulate?
SON regulates the training, registration, testing and certification of products, services and processes to ensure they are fit for their purpose.
What Services does SON provide?
The following are the services SON provides and they are:
Standard Organization of Nigeria Act, 2015
The guidelines for SON is provided here
RELEVANT CONTACTS AND LINKS
Head Office: Government office in Abuja, Nigeria:
52, Lome Crescent, Zone 7, Wuse, Abuja
Phone number: +234 803 660 8254, +234 810 065 4333
Lagos Office: Victoria Arobieke St, Lekki Phase I, Lagos, Nigeria
Toll-Free 08002255766, 07056990099
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