NiNAS Assessor Training on ISO IEC 17024-2012

NiNAS Assessor Training on ISO IEC 17024:2012

NiNAS held a three-day assessor training on ISO IEC 17024:2012, on the 29th of July, 4th and 5th of August at NiNAS House, Asokoro, Abuja. The training was well attended by the President of Institute for Tourism Professional, Members of the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science and Staff of Nigeria National Accreditation System.

The aim of this training was to enlighten participants on the general requirements for bodies operating certification of persons in accordance with ISO 17024:2012. Furthermore, the participants were given a detailed insight into understanding the process of certification of persons for purpose of improving their organizations’ process according to the relevant ISO standard.

The training had interactive sessions where the participants shared the current processes adopted by their organisations and how it could be improved according to the ISO standard. They also shared a few challenges that might be faced while implementing the standards and possible solutions were discussed.

At the end of the training, a checklist was made to clarify the variation between their current process and the ISO Standard. This helped them to better understand the level of work to be done to ensure the standards are completely met. Having concluded the first phase of the assessor training program, the participants are qualified to proceed to the next phase, to become qualified assessors on the relevant standard.



The Nigerian National Accreditation Service (NiNAS) entered into a partnership with the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS). The MOU signed today by NiNAS and NISS is aimed at capturing the commitment and the understanding between the two organizations towards enhancing the achievement of their mandates. NISS and NiNAS agree to work together in the area of accreditation of NISS Personal Certification for soil scientists and the Inspection program of NISS.

NiNAS will provide training for the management and staff on relevant standards relating to the mandates of NISS. By this MOU, it is expected that NISS will emerge stronger and better to fulfill her mandate according to international standards.

The Director-General of NiNAS, Celestine O. Okanya signed on behalf of NiNAS while Professor Victor Chude signed on behalf of NISS.



Bloom Health Nigeria is a health system strengthening organization based in Abuja with global partners around the world.

NiNAS signed an MOU with Bloom Heath to work together in building the capacity of Medical Laboratories in molecular biological sample testing scopes.

The qualifying laboratories will receive technical support from partners that will prepare them to collect, process and test molecular biological samples. This intiative will prepare qualifying laboratories to seek accreditation for molecular biological sample tests such as Covid 19 and others.

Both organizations were represented by their Chief Executives, Celestine O.Okanya for NiNAS and Professor Chimezie Anyakora for Bloom Health Nigeria.

MSME Day 2020 - COVID-19 The Great Lockdown and its impact on Small Business

MSME Day 2020 – COVID-19: The Great Lockdown and its impact on Small Business

Hello Africa, my name is Celestine Okanya, The Director General of Nigeria National Accreditation System, NiNAS. I chair the Regional Accreditation for ECOWAS Region, ECORAS and also Chair Pan African Quality Infrastructure, PAQI.

Today is United Nations Micro, Small, and Medium – sized enterprise MSME day celebration. MSME Day 2020 – COVID-19: with the theme, The Great Lockdown and its impact on Small Business

It is therefore my honor and pleasure, on behalf of NiNAS, ECORAS and PAQI, to wish the MSMEs a joyful celebration.

Permit me to use this day ‘s celebration to affirm the commitment of PAQI institutions within African Continent to facilitating your access to standards, metrology and accredited conformity assessment services that will ensure the acceptability of your products and services in our local and international markets.

We are determined to provide the quality infrastructure needs of our MSMEs especially during this era of covid 19, and post covid period.

Congratulations and happy MSMEs day to all our MSMEs in Africa.

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COVID19: NiNAS Resumes In-Office Activities

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Working hours are from 9am to 2pm and Personal protective equipments (PPEs) are mandatory.

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COVID19 NiNAS Resumes In-Office Activities

COVID19: NiNAS Suspends In-Office Activities

As a responsible corporate organization, our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and the people we serve. In the wake of the sudden spread of the novel Corona Virus #COVID19 in Nigeria;  Nigeria National Accreditation System will be closed to the Public for in-person service/engagement starting Wednesday, the 25th of March to May 5th, 2020. We will remain  open 24/7 on emails. You can schedule virtual meetings or chats with any member of our team. We shall communicate new dates for already scheduled accreditations assessments and trainings from the month of May. We regret any inconveniences this may cause you. Please listen to instructions from the health Experts and the Government. Stay Safe!

Nigeria Institute of Soil Science, NISS paid a courtesy visit to Nigeria National Accreditation System, NiNAS

Nigeria Institute of Soil Science, NISS paid a courtesy visit to Nigeria National Accreditation System, NiNAS

The team from NISS were led by The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Victor O. Chude.

Both organisations discussed areas of mutual collaboration and strategic partnership, which included capacity building for membership of NISS in understanding International Standards relating to Soil Science laboratory standards, and provision of accreditation services in the areas relevant to NISS mandates.  

In the coming days, NISS and NiNAS will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU to firm up these discussions. It was a successful meeting and promises to be for our national interest and economic development.