The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (Son) has said it would close down manufacturing firms that do not have the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certificate.
This warming came from the Son Anambra State Coordinator Nwaoma Olujie during the presentation of MANCAP certificates to Vino Vegetable Oil Nigeria Limited.
Olujie said, “it is this MANCAP certificate that gives a product manufactured locally credence to be distributed for both local and international consumption as it is only products with quality standard that can get the mark of MANCAP, just as imported products with SONCAP mark are assumed to be of quality standard.”
According to her, she had presented MANCAP certificates to about 60 companies in the state with more still on the way.
She urged “Anambra manufacturers to start looking at taking their products outside the country and the key to the sustainability of the multinational companies all over the world is quality because with quality, you can sell your product anywhere in the world but without quality, nobody will patronise you once they discover that the product has no quality standard.”