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12 Functions Of The Standard Organization Of Nigeria

Standards Organisation of Nigeria is a federal government parastatal, established with the sole aim of maintaining standard in manufactured products.

The Standards Organization of Nigeria statutory function include, the development and enforcement of product and process standards.

The Standards Organization of Nigeria is known for Meteorology, and Standardization and Testing and Quality control. The responsibility is carried out both at the national and international level, all for the interest of the Nigerian citizens.

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12 Functions Of The Standard Organization Of Nigeria
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The Standards Organization of Nigeria is empowered to size and confiscate and destroy any sub-standard products. The Standards Organization of Nigeria also has the power of sealing up any place where substandard products are produced or kept., and offenders are punishable by law.

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The standard Organization of Nigeria has statutory functions to enforce total compliance to standard and to enforce same for the purpose of protecting the interest of Nigerian citizenry, and in this article, quite a number of functions of the Standard organization of Nigeria would be explained.

1. Compiles Nigerian Industrial Standard

Much of the activities of the Standard Organization of Nigeria is all about the standardization of products, therefore, it is the statutory function of the Standard Organization of Nigeria to ensure that it established this standard, and as well, compiled same to meet the Nigerian industrial standards.

2. Compiles Products Inventory For Standardization

Another function of the Standard Organization of Nigeria is to carry out products inventory of all sort, and this products are products that are to be standardized.

Once the inventory of products needed to be standardized might have been carried out, the next thing the Standard Organization of Nigeria does is to compile the products inventory desiring standard.

3. Ensures Standard For Measures

Every manufactured product within Nigeria or those products imported into the country have standard specification for each product,  and those specified standard has to be complied when measuring the recipe used for the manufacturing of these products.

Therefore, the statutory function of the Standard Organization of Nigeria is to make sure that, there is strict compliance to the set standard by ensuring that, reference standards for calibration, as well as reference standards for the verification of measures, including measuring equipment are adhered to.

4. Carries Out Investigation Into Quality Of Facilities

In as much as the statutory function of the Standard Organizaton of Nigeriaproducts is to maintained standard of products, going by this, the Standard Organization of Nigeria would go into investigation as deemed necessary into the quality of materials, quality of facilities, as well as quality of products in Nigeria for the purose of establishing quality assurance system in the country.

In carrying out this investigation, the Standard Organization of Nigeria, when satisfied, will issued out certification, showing the approval of the factories, approval of the products and that of the laboratories.

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5. Undertakes Test To Ensure Compliance To Standard

Standard is the key word to the Standard Organization of Nigeria. So they normally conduct product test, and all other logistic, virtually everything with a view to enforce or make sure that, there is strict compliance to standard, as set up and approved by the Standard Organization of Nigeria.

6. Develops Methods Of Carrying Out Test

The Standard Organization of Nigeria would never allowed any product into the country or the market without making sure that the products meet the specified standard. Hence, it is its function to work on methods that will help them deliver on their mandate.

These developed methods have to do with the method of testing materials, method of testing equipment and supplies, method of testing anything within their power, including other materials procured for used by federal government or state government or local government and even private organizations.

7. Registers Standard Marks

Here comes another function of the Standard Organization of Nigeria, they registers standard mark of companies, including specifications.

Besides registration of standard mark, and specification, the Standard Organization of Nigeria also regulates companies’ standard mark and specification.

8. Compiles And Publishes Data

The Standard Organization of Nigeria also functions by compiling every scientific data. It does not only complies these data, it is incumbent on the Standard Organization of Nigeria to publish those data.

And data compiled and published by the Standard Organization of Nigeria in not limited to the scientific data, they also compiled other data and published same.

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9. Prepares Standard Samples

The Standard Organization of Nigeria is known for standard, and so, what they do is to carry out the preparation of standard samples_and once they finished preparing the standard samples, the next step would be to distribute the standard samples.

10. Carries Out Quality System Certification

Quality also is a key word to the Standard Organization of Nigeria, going by that, the Standard Organization of Nigeria carries out some quality management system certification.

The other system certification carried out by the Standard Organization of Nigeria is called, environmental management system certification. All of these are to enforce compliance to standard and specification as approved by the council.

11. Provision Of Training On Quality Assurance

Another function of the Standard Organization of Nigeria is the provision of training, as well as create awareness on quality assurance actions within Nigeria.

Apart from training on quality assurance activities, the Standard Organization of Nigeria undertakes  enlightenment and awareness campaign on quality assurance activities in Nigeria with a view to keep participants abreast of the important and the need for quality assurance.

12. Ensures All Products Conform To Standard Specification

The statutory function of the Standard Organization of Nigeria is to ensure conformity to standard and specification, and so, what they do is to make sure that every good produced in Nigeria is in line with the standard and specification set by the Standard Organization of Nigeria.

This is not limited to products manufactured in Nigeria, those products imported into the country must passed through such test.

In other words, the Standard Organization of Nigeria must also ensure that there is conformity in these products in line with the standard and specification set by the Standard Organization of Nigeria.

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Conclusion

The Standards Organization of Nigeria is empowered to size and confiscate and destroy any sub-standard products. The Standards Organization of Nigeria also has the power of sealing up any place where substandard products are produced or kept., and offenders are punishable by law.

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