Nigeria adopts 10 standards to boost oil, gas industry

Industry demands and the need to keep up with best international practices in the Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria has spurred Standards Organisation of Nigeria into paving the way to adopt ten America Petroleum Institute(API) Standards for the nation. This was disclosed by the director general/ chief executive Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Osita Aboloma Esq. during a joint Technical Committee (TC) meeting on Oil and Gas / Petroleum and Petro Chemicals convened in Lagos recently Speaking at the meeting, the director general SON, represented by the director Standards…

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SON to sanction erring manufacturers over Import Permit Abuse

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stated that it would sanction manufacturers who take advantage of the SON import permit to bring in substandard goods, noting that the permit is only used for the importation of raw materials and machinery for local production. The director general of SON, Osita Aboloma said this during a meeting with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN president and his team to finalise an MoU that could strengthen both bodies. Aboloma explained that SON and MAN have had a robust partnership over the years, adding…

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SON seizes N38m worth of substandard galvanised roofing sheets

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stormed a ware house in Ogba area of Lagos to clamp down on a dealer who imports and produces substandard galvanised roofing sheet into the country. The director general, SON, Osita Aboloma, represented by the ldirector, Inspectorate and Compliance, Engr. Obiora Manafa, said the move was to serve as a deterrent to unscrupulous importers and manufacturers who indulge in illicit trade, saying that there is no hiding place for substandard goods in the country. Recall that the agency recently seized over N200 million…

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SON collaborates with Nigeria Army to make Army Vehicles Assembly viableĀ 

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has said that it is collaborating with the Nigerian Army to ensure its assembly vehicle initiatives become effective. The director general, SON Osita Aboloma disclosed this at the inspection of the Nigeria Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company (NAVMA) at Rigachikun, Kaduna State. Aboloma said that the move was part of the agency’s activities in ensuring federal government ease of doing business and promote made in Nigeria products was achieved. The SON boss who was represented by a delegation lead  by Engr. Shehu Ibrahim Maik, an assistant director…

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