The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has charged Nosak Farm Produce Limited, a subsidiary of Nosak Group to reduce the demand for foreign exchange by sourcing raw materials locally.
SON’s director general, Mr. Osita Aboloma, gave the charge at the presentation of Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) product quality certificate to Nosak Farm Produce Ltd in Lagos.
Aboloma who was represented by the coordinator of Lagos State Office Zone III, SON, Mrs. Ngozi Ekwueme, said the move to encourage companies to source raw materials locally was aimed at supporting the Federal Government’s backward integration policy.
He encouraged the management and staff of Nosak Farm Produce Limited to continuously improve the quality of the vegetable oil.
Aboloma said Nosak Farm Produce Ltd was awarded the quality mark because the company’s vegetable oil has constantly met SON’s requirements.
“After a series of MANCAP inspections to the company and corroborative and extensive analyses from in-house, third party and SON laboratories, the vegetable oil was adjudged to have met the requirements of NIS 230:2000 and therefore certified,’’.
He said Nosak Family Vegetable Oil is well fortified with the necessary vitamin A essential to good health.
Responding, the managing director of the company, Mr. Robert Ogirri, expressed gratitude to SON for the award.
He assured that the company will continually ensure the best quality vegetable oil towards building the nation’s economy and boosting the image of the manufacturing sector.