Dan­gote Ce­ment gets new qual­ity cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Sun­day Michael Ogwu, La­gos

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.

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