The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced the certification phase of Techno Oil LPG cylinders, a crucial process in the anticipated roll out of cylinders from Nigeria’s flagship indigenous LPG manufacturing plant.
The certification process is part of the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme of SON, the high point of processes required for Techno Oil Ltd., to roll out 3kg, 6kg, 12.5kg and 50kg cylinders into Nigerian and West African markets. The plant is the largest of its type in West Africa and it is expected to generate up to 6,000 direct and indirect jobs in the years ahead.
The facility is cited as one of the dividends of the local content initiative of the government, which encourages local companies to take up ventures that will make Nigeria self-reliant. The conformity assessment is a mandatory product certification by SON to ensure that all locally manufactured products conformed to Nigerian Industrial Standards before such products are presented for sale or for export.
The Managing Director of Techno Oil, Mr Tony Onyeama, commended SON for instituting the certification processes, pledging the commitment of Techno Oil to complying with standards set by regulatory agencies. He reiterated the resolve of Techno Oil to be a pace-setter in the LPG sector, saying that the company would continue to make huge investments in critical areas of the LPG value chain.