The Standard Organizations of Nigeria (SON) has conferred Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program Certificate (MANCAP) to 102 products that are produced by various industries in Kano State.
Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the SON, Mallam Farouk Salim disclosed this while issuing certificates to the various companies that get certified by the organization, which reaffirmed its determination in ensuring the standardization of Nigerian products, aimed at competing with global market.
Represented by the Zonal Director Kano zonal office Mr Albert Wilberforce, said the objectives of issuing the mancap certificate to the companies was to certify that their products have made the mandatory conformity assessment program.
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He said the certificates presented to the 102 products have testified to the entire world that the products have met the minimum requirements and standard specifications.
According to him, among the categories of the companies certified are; 37 food companies, 19 civil companies, 40 Chemtech and 6 Textile industries.
“This is a clear demonstration that this products were up to standards and we assure Nigerian and the global community that they can patronized this products without any hesitation, their quality and safety is guaranteed.”
He advised the beneficiaries to use the golden opportunity in uplifting the economy of the Nation, “especially with the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), they can easily penetrate global markets and once they see they have MANCAP they will surely patronize them.”
Meanwhile the DG said they will soon start issuing Halal certification for Nigerian products in order to reach Muslim/Arab countries and attract sell.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Hajiya Maryam Abubakar applauded the efforts of the standard organization of Nigeria for scrutinizing the standardization of their products.
She noted that they would not relent in adding more values and standardization to their products with the aim of boosting the nation’s economy and providing more job opportunities.