SON COMMENCES SENSITIZATION VISITS TO STAKEHOLDERS ON NMI CAPABILITY

Engr. Obiora Manafa, Director, NMI addressing the UNN leadership during the sensitization visit
Engr. Obiora Manafa, Director, NMI addressing the UNN leadership during the sensitization visit
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria  has commenced a massive sensitization exercise of Agencies, Institutions, Industries, Associations, Unions and the general public on the importance of Metrology and benefits of the services of the National Metrology Institute (NMI) to the Nation.
Commencing the exercise at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka,
the Director General, Mr. Osita Anthony Aboloma  enumerated the functions of SON and the activities of the NMI with emphasis on the need for accuracy and traceability of measurements being carried out in the university.

Represented by the DIrector (NMI), Engr Obiora Manafa, the SON Director General urged the University to ensure accuracy and traceability of measurements in their various laboratories and facilities  for  teaching and research activities.

These according to him, can be done by taking optimum advantage of the NMI’s existing capacity in calibration.
Discussions centred on the capability of the NMI and areas of possible collaboration and technical support between the two institutions.
While welcoming the SON delegation on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, the  Deputy Vice Chancellor ( Administration), Prof. Charles Igwe thanked SON for the initiative of bringing the message of quality and metrology to the university and the  grassroots.
He urged the leadership of SON to sustain the tempo in order to promote a good working relationship with the University in the area of calibration and training on a continual basis.
Prof. Igwe requested a documented proposal, detailing areas of possible collaboration and mutual benefit to the two organisations for  consideration.
Post visit actions have since commenced in earnest at the NMI, for the implementation of the decisions taken at the meeting, according to Engr. Manafa.