NiNAS stands for Nigeria National Accreditation Services.
NiNAS is the Nigerian national accreditation body that provides credible and cost-effective accreditation services with international recognition.
NiNAS attests to the competence and impartiality of conformity assessment bodies (testing and calibration laboratories, certification and inspection bodies), according to international standards as issued by ISO/IEC.
- NiNAS is a Nigerian entity. This makes NiNAS more accessible and cost-effective than overseas accreditation bodies.
- NiNAS is working towards obtaining international recognition. This will increase the marketability of Nigerian and West African goods and services. The businesses and the exporters who use conformity assessment bodies that have been accredited by NiNAS will be able to compete more easily in international markets thanks to the system of international recognition agreements.
NiNAS is a key component of the National Quality Infrastructure Project for Nigeria. This project aims to support the improvement of missing standards and quality control bodies, which Nigeria needs in order to improve the quality of products and services exchanged in the markets.
NiNAS will contribute to building trust and boosting competitiveness in the private sector, and ensuring the protection of its consumers.
The goal of national quality infrastructure is to ensure safety, integrity and marketability of goods and services, and the removal of technical barriers to international trade.
The Nigeria National Accreditation Service (NiNAS) was registered on October 14, 2015 by the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria, under the Incorporation of Trustee Companies and Allied Matters Act 1, 1990 Part C.