STANDARDS Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has certified Dangote Cement as having passed the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme, MANCAP, a development the agency said has stood out the company among its competitors in the industry.
Director-General of the SON, Osita Anthony Aboloma who made these disclosures also said that a new revised standard for cement production in Nigeria had been released.
The SON DG who was represented by the agency’s Director of Standard Development, Mrs. Chinyere Egwuonwu stated these during a partnership facility tour of the Dangote Cement Plant, Obajana, Kogi State by top officials of the organisation from the Northern parts of the country.
He noted the new certification was an attestation to the Dangote Cement Plc’s quality products and its capacity to conduct in-process and in-house tests on its raw materials and finished products in conformity with relevant national standards.
Said he; “through our conformity assessment activities, we have always visited your plants on routine quarterly factory inspections to ensure compliance of your products to relevant national standards. The outcome of these activities is the certification of your products to the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme.”
The SON boss further disclosed that the revised standard for cement NIS 444-1:2018 has been approved by the Standard Council of Nigeria and is ready for implementation.
Aboloma commended Dangote Cement for its active participation especially in the area of standard development saying the SON appreciated the company’s effort and that the SON would be ready to partner and collaborate with the company’s management.
He promised that the SON would continue to collaborate and provide the required support with Dangote Cement, other private sector operators and stakeholders to ensure availability of the relevant standards for both raw materials and finished products.