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No fewer than 12 Enugu-based Companies has been awarded its Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme Certificates (MANCAP) by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)to ensure standardisation.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the companies awarded included Chiemek’s Bakery Ltd, Chucks Michael Ltd- producer of Early Joy Chin Chin, Point Industrial- maker of Boardmaster School Chalk, Sundry Market Ltd – Bakers Square Bread, Viroxy Nig Ltd -Viroxy Breads, Ify Bakery Ind.Ltd and Ebubedike Table Water.
Others are Vanrollz Co. Ltd- Maker of Treasure Tissue Papers, Uchenna Bakery, Ify Best Bakery, Stevozika Foods and Confectioneries, Diamond Nora Foods-producer of Nora Bread.
The Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim who spoke at the event held in Enugu said that MANCAP policy was a trade facilitation scheme that would allow certified companies and brands do business easily in the country.
He said that it would also enable them compete fairly nationwide as well as across International Markets.
Salim, represented by the Coordinator of SON in Enugu, Mr Francis Onyeji, said that the award of MANCAP was in pursuant to the Organisation’s mandate in ensuring that Micro Small and Medium Enterprises comply fully with the Nigerian Industrial Standards to fit global competitiveness.
The DG said, ‘SON’s MANCAP certification is in line with its mandate of improving the totality of life through standardisation and quality assurance.
He claimed that it would make sure that both producers and customers get value for their money.
Salim stated that SON’s dedication to its Quality Policy, which provides Standards and Quality Assurance to all goods, services, and procedures in Nigeria, was in accordance with international best practices, ensuring both ongoing improvement and compliance with the policy.
Only items that had continuously complied with the required norm, according to him, were certified to MANCAP and given a special MANCAP Logo Number.
The DG said that the certificates would be valid for three years before revalidation, adding that, they were given the award because of their consistency and dedication.
While congratulating the companies, the DG warned that the certificates could be withdrawn, should the companies fail to maintain the requirements of the Nigerian Industrial Standards.
The Awardees in appreciation, pledged their commitment to always conform to the requirements of the standard, as well as strive for continuity for good quality products.