Standardisation: SON plans certification for artisans, others

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Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has said it will soon commence the certification of the services offered by the Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises such as barbing, tailoring and masonry.

Others are cobbling, events management, automobile maintenance, car wash and carpentry, among others.

The Director-General, SON, Mr. Osita Aboloma, disclosed this in a chat in Abuja during the celebration of the 2017 African Day of Standardisation.

The theme of this year celebration was, “The role of standards in promoting women’s rights.”

According to the SON boss, the aim of the certification is to improve the quality of services rendered by the practitioners so as to satisfy the needs of consumers, create orderliness and enhance competitiveness that will promote continuous improvement.

He said, “Our own business is to ensure provision of safe foods, buildings that do not collapse killing people, clothing that do not cause skin irritations among others. Our watchword is quality and we will be unrelenting in this drive.

“In furtherance of this drive, SON is in the process of the commencement of the certification of services offered by the MSMEs like barbing, tailoring, masonry, cobbling, events management, automobile maintenance/repairs services, car washing, carpentry etc.

“The aim is to improve the quality of services rendered by the practitioners to satisfy the needs of consumers, create orderliness and enhance competitiveness that will promote continual improvement.”

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