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Govt agencies urged to enforce pictorial health warnings on tobacco packs

tobacco smoking

As the Federal Government begins the enforcement of the health warning requirements of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and the Tobacco Control Regulations 2019 on all tobacco products manufactured and distributed in Nigeria from Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged the Standards Organisation ...

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SON, NESREA collaborate on environmental standards


The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) will strengthen collaboration to regulate electronic waste in the country. DG SON (left) presenting the organisation’s plaque to DG NESREA (right) The organisations expressed their desired collaboration in a statement issued by SON’s Head of Media, Mr Maji Aileku, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 ...

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Renewable energy: SON launches standards for solar components

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 launched a range of new standards for solar system components in line with the nation’s drive for use of renewable energy. Solar panels The new industrial standards are for solar panels, batteries, inverters, photovoltaic (PV), charge controllers and metering standards. The Director General of (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim, said in ...

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Energy efficiency: UNDP, GEF, SON set refrigerating appliances standard

Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for refrigerating appliances emerged last week in Lagos as the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) rallied a team of specialists to explore and adapt the IEC 62552 as a Nigerian Industrial Standard. The IEC 62552 is an energy consumption test standard that is presently being harmonised internationally. The GEF (Global Environment Facility)-UNDP (United Nations Development ...

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Nigeria sets standards for wood cooking stoves

The International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) in collaboration with Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC) have concluded  plans to set up national standards for wood burning stoves  in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Ewah Eleri, Executive Director of ICEED, during a workshop held recently in ...

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