SON INAUGURATES IMPARTIALITY COMMITTEE ON REGISTRATION OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PRACTITIONERS

SON INAUGURATES IMPARTIALITY COMMITTEE ON REGISTRATION OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PRACTITIONERS.

R-L DG SON, Osita Aboloma inaugurating the impartiality committee. others are Barr. Richard Agu, Director DG’s office; Barr. Umaru Kawu, Director Legal and Committee Chairman and Mr. Tersoo Orngudwem, Director Product Certification.

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has inaugurated a committee on impartiality, to enhance the performance of its recently created National Registry for Consultants and Firms (NRCF) engaged in management systems practice in Nigeria.

Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, the Director General, Mr. Osita Aboloma enumerated the need for the setting up of the Unit as including to fulfil the mandate of the organization in ensuring quality service delivery in management systems implementation in Nigeria as provided in the SON Act No. 14 of 15.

The unit according him, has the responsibility to assess and register competent management systems practitioners in Nigeria, including auditors, training institutions, certification bodies and consulting firms.

The SON Helmsman stated that the unit is to ensure that practitioners in management systems implementation are in compliance with international best practices in order to promote greater competitiveness of products and services from Nigeria, globally.

Mr. Aboloma said the setting up and inauguration of the impartiality committee to monitor and guide the activities of the NRCF Unit was in fulfilment of SON’s commitment to ensure quality service delivery to its stakeholders.

The committee’s terms of reference according to him, are;

–      To review reports of applicants for adequacy and completeness

–      To ensure that only competent applicants are registered

–      To advise the SON Management on complaints which border on the integrity of the NRCF Unit and

–      To ensure ease of doing business in the registration of Management Systems practitioners.

Responding, the Chairman of the Impartiality Committee, Barrister Umaru Kawu who is also the SON Director, Legal Services, stated that they are willing, prepared and able to deliver on the assignment faithfully in the best interest of Nigeria.

According to him, the enormity of the assignment is not lost on the committee, given that the mandate is enshrined in the SON Act No. 14 of 2015.

He assured the Director General of his Committee’s determination to surpass expectations and called for the Chief Executives continued support, cooperation and guidance to enable them deliver effectively and efficiently.



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