03 Dec 2015

Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) commemorated 10 years of working together in support of SONCAP, SON’s Conformity Assessment Programme which was implemented to ensure that products exported to Nigeria meet minimum safety requirements, preventing Nigerian consumers from being exposed to potentially unsafe and sub-standard goods.

Intertek is approved by SON to issue the necessary certification to exporters to meet the requirements of the programme and has been a SON Conformity Assessment Partner also known as an Independent Accredited Firm (IAF) since SONCAPs inception.

Lena Atmani, Director of Business Development, Intertek Government and Trade Services, together with the Mr Victor Faleye of Intertek Nigeria, recently presented Dr Joseph I Odumodu, Director General of SON with a commemorative plaque as well as donating laboratory equipment.

The equipment will assist SON in combatting the import of substandard and counterfeit goods to the country which in turn will protect their citizens from the devastating effects of such goods. Intertek is committed to supporting standards authorities in achieving this. On behalf of SON (Standards Organisation of Nigeria), Dr Odumodu thanked the Intertek team for their efforts and ongoing support towards ensuring improved compliance to Nigerian standards and stated that SON were looking forward to continued success as they reached their 10th Anniversary.

Further information: www.intertek.com/government/product-conformity/exports/nigeria/


For further information, please contact:

Gill Purkiss
GTS Marketing & PR Manager
Tel: +44 1277 223400
Email: gill.purkiss@intertek.com

About Intertek’s Government and Trade Services

Intertek offers a range of services to governments, national standards organisations and customs departments. We help ensure that goods imported into these countries comply with safety, quality and other standards, preventing the dumping of unsafe goods and improving quality. Finance ministries use Intertek’s services to increase import duty collection and efficiency.

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.