The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has shut four steel companies across the country for non-compliance with requirements of the Nigeria Industrial Standards (NIS 117) and global best practices. The agency also warned that any steel manufacturer caught circumventing quality assurance requirements would be prosecuted in line with the SON Act 14 of 2015.
The Director General SON Osita Aboloma, gave the warning at a meeting with steel stakeholders in Lagos. He said non-compliance with quality and standards would not guarantee local and international patronage of made in Nigeria steel product. He said the four firms were among those the agency investigated and conducted integrity tests on recently.