By Ishaq Hardawa
The Standard Organization of Nigeria SON has established modern Laboratory for testing Agricultural products and other industrial purposes in Bauchi.
Speaking the Director General SON Mallam Faruq Salim while declaring training open to technical staff of the organization and test run of the new equipments said the organization would continue to provide state of art equipment in all its laboratories.
Malam Faruq Salim who was represented by the Director Laboratory Services Dr Barth Ugwu Dokoki explained that the laboratory is first of its kind in northern Nigeria despite abundance Agricultural products in the region.
The Director General said,before products from northern Nigeria had to be taken to Lagos for testing which cause alots of hardship and delay to manufacturers in the region.
“The laboratory is the bedrock of any establishment that is quality conscious because it’s through testing that a product can be confirmed to be of quality or not.
He said a number of laboratories of the organization had been accredited which confirm the acceptability of the results internationally.
The DG SON reiterates that the time of rejecting Nigeria products in Europe and other countries is over with the installations of modern scientific equipment in the laboratories.
Malam Faruq Salim assured that more state of the Art laboratories would be established in different states across northern region for easy testing and certification of products
Earlier the Regional director SON Alhaji Abba Inuwa Galaje enjoined manufacturers in the region to take advantage of the laboratory for testing their products
” It’s a privilege for us to be her to witness the commissioning and test running of the equipment of laboratory services that will serve from the beginning Northeast it’s expected similar laboratory will be established in other states.
We are very much grateful to DG SON for this giant strides in ensuring things are becoming easier for us,before we re know we usually take our products for testing to Lagos even the conveyance will take days before Reaching the Lab so you can see the hurdle we pass through that’s the reason why some of our products are not certified as supposed to be.
Alhaji Abba Galaje urgent consumers to always buy products with organization certification mark.
The equipment are for testing food,concrete and chemical technology products.