The NiNAS Governance Structure includes several committees comprising of a broad range of Nigerian stakeholders to ensure that NiNAS operated in a fair and unbiased manner assuring transparency and integrity. The structure which meets international requirements because of the balance of stakeholder involvement comprises of a Board of Trustees, a Board of Directors and an Accreditation Policy Advisory Committee.

 

 

The Board of Trustees (BOT) was created by the legal incorporation of NiNAS by the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria, under the Companies and Allied Matters Act1, 1990 Part C in October 2015.  Its role is to oversee the organization is governed by the provisions contained in the Constitution.  The BOT has delegated powers to a  Board of Directors, making the latter responsible to oversee Strategic Policy and help provide advice and direction to NiNAS, ensure that the organization remains in legal and financial compliance, and to oversee Implementation of Strategic Plans, including the performance evaluation of Executive.  The Accreditation Policy Advisory Committee is there to ensure impartiality and fairness in the operation of the accreditation programs, assisting in such things as accreditation decision making,
Reporting to the CEO is the Director of Accreditation, and other staff who are responsible for the overall management of the accreditation operations. In addition, there are a number of contract assessors that report to the Directors of Accreditation. Assessment teams are made of up these assessors. Technical experts are added to the assessment teams as needed to ensure assessment teams have the appropriate competencies for the evaluations at hand. Currently there is one Director which oversees Laboratory Accreditation, with plans to establish accreditation programs in Certification in the future

Board Of Trustees

Dr. Dahiru Adamu
Chairman, IPAN
Board Chairman

Dr. Frank U. Jacobs
President, MAN
Member
Dr. Joseph Odumodu
Fmr. DG, SON
Member
Barr.Harold S. Tsumba
MD,Tsumba Associates
Board Secretary
Alh. Garba I. Gusau
Fmr. Chairman, NASME
Member
Engr. Moh’d S. Sidi
FMITI
Member

Board Of Directors

Prince Degun Agboade
President, NASME
Board Chairman

Alh. Sanusi Maijama’a
VP, NACCIMA
Member
Femi Oyediran
Acting DIR., FIPAN
Member
Odun Amasealu
Chairman, MAN
Member
Engr. Ibrahim A. Isah
Asst. DIR, FMITI
Member
Celestine Okanya
CEO, NiNAS
Board Secretary

Accreditation Advisory Committee

Dr. Okey Akpa
Chairman, PMGMAN
Board Chairman

Mrs. Celine Oni
CEO, NECA
Member
Mr. William Ezeagu
Dir., NEPC
Member
Mrs. Ngozi Nwosu
Rtd., Fed.Min.Edu
Member
Mr. Eboh Christian
IPAN SOTLAN
Member
Dr. Vincent Isegbe
Dir., NAQS
Member

Dr. Toyosi Raheem
Dep. Dir, NIMR
Member

Mr. Abiodun Adedeji
CEO, CEON
Member

Organizational Chart

Like a typical organisation, NiNAS operates a departmental structure under the overall supervision of the Chief Executive Officer. The three (3) departments (including the units under them) are identified as:
• Department of Accreditation (Laboratory, Inspection and Certification);
• Department of Finance and Administration (Human Resources, Logistics and Finance); and
• Department of Business Development (Marketing, ICT and Public Relations).
Note:
1. The departmental heads report directly to the CEO.
2. The dotted lines indicate Ad hoc committees (Accreditation Advisory Committee & the Technical Advisory Committee) that are not a part of the day-to-day operation of NiNAS activities;

Although the Executive Secretary and the Quality Manager report directly to the CEO, they are however, not departmental heads. This arrangement is in line with Clause 5.2.3 of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 (as well as Job Description), in the case of the Quality Manager.