Nigeria Steps Up Steel Quality Standards Compliance
The Guardian reported that Standards Organisation of Nigeria has warned steel manufacturers to calibrate their equipment used for the production of steel rods and reinforcement bars or be forced out of business. SON Director General Mr Mallam Farouk Salim, at a Steel Manufacturers Association of Nigeria forum, recently said it is not business as usual, as the agency will ensure that all equipment used in measuring various parameters are calibrated in the country. He stated that SON has acquired the latest measuring instruments to ensure compliance with standards, pointing out that the standards body is fully equipped to carry out calibration of the equipment used in the steel industry, maritime, oil and gas other industries.
Mr Salim said all the weighbridges; the universal textile machines must be calibrated to achieve equity in the business while also ensuring that products do not fall short of the requirements of the standards.