STANDARDS Organization of Nigeria (SON) has issued fresh and renewable Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certificates to 20 manufacturing companies including an importer in Anambra.
Director-General of SON, Farouk Salim, who issued the certificates in Awka, said the SON MANCAP scheme was a standardisation process that was being used to help to make it easier for small and medium enterprises to compete internationally.
The DG, who was represented by Mr. Olalekan Omoniyi, said while a product may be fit for a purpose in an environment, globalization ensured that products could no longer be restricted to a geographical location.
Products manufactured here in Anambra State might find its way to another locality and the MANCAP certificate, a means of showing the world that these products might be Made-in-Nigeria, “but they are Made-for-the World”.
“The companies we are issuing MANCAP today which are certified for the whole African continent usage included; Landum Aluminum, A-Z Petroleum Products Ltd, Rolex Aluminum, Ezebuike Aluminum, Godwin Okafor and Sons Ind. Ltd., Ken Maduako Group Ltd., Jezco Oil Ltd., e-Meks Aluminum Ltd, Seahorse Lubricants Ltd., Elobest Aluminum Ltd.
Others were; Resources Improvement and Manufacturing Ltd., Citizens Chemical Ltd., Obems Pasteurized Foods Ltd., Dozzy Oil and Gas Ltd., Jacbon Ltd., Ages Ind. Ltd., Marta Ind. Ltd., Curtis-Jas Industries Ltd., Pumic Foam Ltd., and Betty More Ltd.
“With the award of MANCAP certificates to these deserving companies and presentation of e-Product Certificate for some selected imported products, SON and the awardees are helping to build confidence in the quality and safety of these products,” he said.
He appreciated the firms for submitting themselves to process inspection and certification while urging them to endeavor to maintain the standards that earned them the approval or face their withdrawal and reprimand.
Responding on behalf of other awardees, Mr Amechi Ifedinezi, General Manager, Dozzy Oil and Gas Ltd., whose products were revalidated, said local industries were doing their best to produce quality products and lauded SON for its role at ensuring standards.