- June 9th 2016 marks World Accreditation Day, a global initiative to raise awareness on the importance of accreditation.
- NiNAS, the national accreditation body in Nigeria, celebrates World Accreditation Day for the first time.
- Accreditation supports quality and new business opportunities.
Since 2008 the countries around the World have celebrated World Accreditation Day on June 9th.
World Accreditation Day is a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and in the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness on the importance of accreditation.
Countries around the World are setting up events, as well as press and media coverage to communicate the value of accreditation to government, regulators, leaders of the business community, laboratories and consumers. This year’s topic is Accreditation: A global tool to support public policy.
In Nigeria, accreditation will be provided by NiNAS (Nigeria National Accreditation Service), the newly created national accreditation body.
On June 9th 2016, NiNAS celebrates its first World Accreditation Day under the theme Accreditation: supporting quality and new business opportunities in Nigeria.
In fact, the benefits of accreditation are twofold. First, accreditation will help assure that Nigerian consumers are better protected from unsafe or poor quality products. Second, accreditation will assist Nigerian companies to garner a larger share of global trade through increased exports.
NiNAS aims to bring all the benefits of accreditation to Nigeria.
Happy World Accreditation Day 2016!
For more information on the international campaign for World Accreditation Day 2016, please visit: http://ilac.org/news/world-accreditation-day-2016/