AfCFTA: LCCI pushes protection of industrial base

By Nduka Uzuakpundu For the policy-makers at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the informed beginning of wisdom – with effect from the second decade, of the 21st Century is, clearly, a measured form of a protectionist tendency for Nigeria’s industrial base. This is with special reference to the African Continental Free Trade […]

Nigeria’s standards agency mops up substandard lubricants

Nigeria’s standards watchdog, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in its quest to stamp out adulterated products in the country has begun a nationwide mop up of substandard lubricants form the market. Osita Aboloma, director general, SON, at an enforcement exercise across different markets and warehouses in Lagos, Nigeria in search of adulterated and uncertified […]

Nigeria’s standards agency steps up surveillance with 16-man unit to strengthen data gathering

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has inaugurated a 16-man Surveillance, Investigation and Monitoring (SIM) unit targeted at strengthening its data gathering capacity and bridging information gaps in its operations. The team in concert with the federal operations unit, the Nigerians Customs Service (NCS) and other security agencies on intelligence gathering and sharing will undertake […]

Lagos state gov calls on manufacturers to consolidate Nigeria’s economy growth

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State Governor while applauding the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the transition of the country’s economy out of recession, urged the Association to use the development to ensure a steady and sustainable growth of all other sectors. Ambode, represented by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, gave […]

Manufacturers advocate sectoral collaboration on waste management

The Food & Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called for sector specific platforms to drive the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy on waste management. Clem Ugorji, the Director, Public Affairs and Communication, Coca-Cola West Africa, made the call in a statement to newsmen in Lagos Tuesday. The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach […]

SON issues clearance certificates to 11 Nigerian manufacturers

Osita Aboloma, SON’s Director-General,

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Thursday, issued clearance certificates of Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) to 11 indigenous manufacturers in Sokoto and Zamfara states, NAN reports. Presenting the documents, Osita Aboloma, SON’s Director-General, urged the manufacturers to sustain their quality productions for the nation’s growth. In a statement made on behalf of the director-general, […]