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SON keys into ease of doing business, gives certification in 20 days

As part of drive in keying into the trending ease of doing business in Nigeria driven by presidential executive orders, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has reduced timelines for test of laboratory products.

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

Besides, SON has also announced reduction in the number of days required to obtain Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program Certificates to the barest minimum.

According to him, “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 is fully automated,” Aboloma averred.