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The STANDARDS ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA (SON) is the apex standardization body in Nigeria.

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) was established by an Enabling Act Number 56 of December 1971 – the Standards Organisation of Nigeria cap 412 of the laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria, with a commencement date of 1 January 1970, when the Organisation started to function. The Act has  four amendments: Act Number 20 of 1976, Act Number 32 of 1984 ,Act Number 18 of 1990 and Act 14 of 2015.

SON’s governing body is known as the Nigerian Standards Council. This is the Policy making body for supervising the administration and financial management of the Organisation. The Director General of the Organisation is the Chief Executive whose responsibilities revolve around the day-to-day administration of the Organisation within the broad guidelines approved by the Council.

The mandate of the Organisation includes preparation of Standards relating to  products, measurements, materials, processes and services amongst others and their promotion at National, Regional and International levels; certification of products, assistance in the production of quality goods and services; improvement of measurement accuracies and circulation of information relating to standards.


 
  • Preparation of standards relating to products, measurements, materials, and processes among others, and their promotion at the national, regional, and international levels;
  • Certification of industrial products;
  • Assistance in the production of quality goods;
  • Improvement of measurement accuracy and circulation of information relating to standards.

The SON’s governing body is known as the Standards Council of Nigeria (hereinafter called the “Council”). This is the policy-making body for supervising the administration and financial management of SON.

The Council is responsible for among other things:

  1. Advising the Federal Government of Nigeria generally on the national policy on standards;
  2. Standards specifications;
  3. Quality control and metrology;
  4. Designating, establishing, and approving standards;
  5. Determining the overall policy of SON;

Our Vision
To improve life through standardization and quality assurance.

Our Mission
To promote consumer confidence and global competitiveness of Nigerian products and services through standardization and quality assurance.

Our Core Values

  • Expertise
  • Discipline
  • Integrity
  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork