SON approves 168 new standards for publication, dissemination to various sectors


Governing Council of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON has approved 168 new standards for publication and dissemination to various sectors of the economy in furtherance of the federal government’s economic diversification policy.
In a virtual meeting in Abuja, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, FMITI, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, the council also put its seal on the first ever Nigerian National Standardisation Strategy, NNSS, 2020 – 2022, developed by SON to identify priority areas to focus on, based on national needs assessment.
Dr. Sani-Gwarzo said, the document is accompanied by a National Implementation Plan that gives orientation for national standardisation work within three years.
The NNSS, according to him, identified 658 standardisation projects in key priority areas classified by economic sectors as highlighted in the government’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan, ERGP, the Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan NIRP and other related national strategic plans.

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