Ease of Doing Business: SON to certify products within 20 days

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OSITA ABOLOMA

By Patience Danjuma 

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has said it would support the Federal Government’s Executive Order on ease of doing business through the reduction of timelines for test of laboratory products.

The Director-General, SON, Osita Aboloma, said this in a presentation made at a sensitisation workshop on the SON Act 2015 and the ease of doing business.

He said as a deliberate strategy to enhance the ease-of-doing business in Nigeria, the agency has put in place measures to ensure that test results from its laboratories are released to clients within 20 days of obtaining samples.

In addition, the SON DG said the agency has reduced the number of days required to obtain Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program Certificates to the barest minimum.

He said, “The availability of laboratories and other conformity assessment infrastructure ensures that products produced in the country meet specified standards, thereby eliminating additional costs that would be incurred if they are tested outside the country.

“As a deliberate strategy to enhance the ease of doing business to all stakeholders, SON has put in place measures that would ensure that tests results from its laboratories are released to our clients within 20 days of obtaining samples depending on the product.

“In addition, the number of days required to obtain both SONCAP and MANCAP  certificates would be reduced to the barest minimum when the process for obtaining both certificates are fully automated.” 

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