Dangote Cement gets new quality certification
The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has certified Dangote Cement as having passed the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP)
Director-General of the SON, Osita Anthony Aboloma who made the disclosure, 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 Dangote Cement Plant, Obajana, Kogi State by top officials of the organization from the northern parts of the country.
He said the new certification was an attestation to Dangote Cement Plc’s quality products and its capacity to conduct inprocess 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 4441:2018, 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 that SON appreciated the company’s effort and was ready to partner and collaborate with the company’s management.
He also promised that SON would continue to collaborate and provide the required support from Dangote Cement, other private sector operators and stakeholders to ensure availability of the relevant standards for both raw materials and finished products.