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TBS to get visit from Nigerian counterpart

14th February 2013
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Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)

The delegation of nine Nigerian experts including senators, representatives and workers of the Nigerian Standards Organization are to start a three-day tour aimed at sharing experience with the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)  as part of comparing levels of experience as Nigeria embarks on reviewing its Standards Act.

According to the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) survey findings, it is indicated that TBS is one of the most outstanding and proactive Bureaus of standards with regard to standardization trends and global best practices hence accounting for being one of the modals from which to share experience.

SON focused their survey of standards institutions within sub- Saharan Africa.

Today the delegation is scheduled to visit the Nigerian High Commission, Minister for Industry and Trade and the Parliament Office while tomorrow the delegation will visit TBS imports offices and the Dares Salaam Port and complete their tour in February by visiting TBS.

According to the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Acting Director General, Leandri Kinabo, the delegation includes Nigerian senators namely Muhammed Ogoshi Onawo, Peace Nnaji (Princess), Ibrahim Aminu Malle and Peter Akpatason. Others include Paul Mangya, Dr.Joseph Odumodu and Barrister Umarukawu.

The TBS official further revealed that the visit followed the need to review the Nigerian Standards Act that will provide current standardization trends.

According to SON, a survey of standards institutions within sub- Saharan Africa and the ARSO family, in the area of legislation discloses that TBS is one of the most outstanding and proactive with regard to standardization trends and global best practices.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN