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SON, stakeholders begin review of cement standard
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has held a stakeholders’ Technical Committee Forum on the review of standard for Cement NIS 444-1-2014 with the theme: "Repositioning the Cement sub- sector".

The forum, which held in Lagos, comes four years after the Federal Government approved new cement standard for the producers, aimed at  reviewing the quality of the products. The grade-strengths of cement production in Nigeria have been NlS 444-1, adopted as conformity criteria for cement.

The committee in the wake of protests against the building collapse, fingered low quality of cement as a key factor. There were fears over misapplication of the different strength classes of cement allegedly attributed as the cause of frequent collapse of buildings in the country. At the forum, SON’s Director-General, Mr. Osita Aboloma, noted that the exercise is "imperative as standards can be reviewed after five years or at anytime.

Photo Caption: SON’s Director-General, Mr. Osita Aboloma

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