Nigerian Government Issues OIML Certification for Weights and Measures

By: Jennifer Inah


The Nigerian government has issued the International Organization of Legal Metrology, OIML Certification System for Zonal Coordinators of Weights and Measures.

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Amb. Nura Rimi disclosed this during a three-day capacity-building workshop in Nasarawa state, north central Nigeria.

Amb. Rimi who was represented by the Director of the Federal Produce Inspection Service, Mr. Sule Dafang said the standards ensure fair trade, protect consumer rights, and drive economic development.

He also emphasised the critical role that weights and measures play in modern life.

According to Amb. Rimi “Today marks a significant step forward, the field of weights and measures is not just about numbers; it’s about fairness, consumer protection, and economic growth.”

“As Zonal Coordinators, your role is pivotal in upholding the integrity and accuracy of measurements within your respective regions.”

“The OIML Certification System isn’t merely bureaucratic jargon, it’s a powerful framework that recognizes conformity assessment results related to legal metrology,” he said.

Amb. Rimi also said the OIML Certification System fosters collaboration by facilitating mutual acceptance of test results across borders.

“In essence, it’s a bridge that promotes international trade while maintaining unwavering standards of measurement accuracy and reliability.”

“By gaining a comprehensive understanding of these elements, you will not only enhance your professional capabilities but also contribute significantly to the growth and development of our nation.” he added.


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