The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is the sole statutory body that is vested with the responsibility of standardising and regulating the quality of all products in Nigeria.
When it was established by the General Yakubu Gowon military regime through Act 56 in 1971, it was called the Nigerian Standards Organisation (NSO).
The Act establishing the body was amended in 1976 by the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo, in 1984 by the short-lived regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari and in 1990 by the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
The original Act provided the body with the authority to specify and elaborate standards, as well as provide a quality assurance system for commodities, including manufactured, industrial and imported products and services. But the 1976 amendment to the Act conferred on the Minister of Industry the power to declare Mandatory Industrial Standards in respect of products or processes recommended by the Nigerian Standards Council.
The 1984 amendment to the original Act changed the name of the body from the Nigerian Standards Organisation (NSO) to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) because the acronym, NSO, created confusion with a newly established security body known as the Nigerian Security Organisation. In 1990, the amendment of the Act conferred partial autonomy on the SON from the Ministry of Industry.
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