Nigeria National Accreditation System (NiNAS) is established to provide accreditation for Conformity Assessment Bodies as an authoritative body with traceability to the international standards.
The Federal Executive Council, FEC recently approved the Nigeria National Quality Policy. Among other requirements of this policy, Conformity Assessment bodies are required to achieve accreditation in relevant standards related to their services, processes and operations.
Nigerian Electricity Management Services management as part of their commitment to quality services to her customers and electricity consumers, decided to seek accreditation to relevant standards related to the legal mandate.
In other to provide a solid framework for NEMSA and NiNAS relationships towards achieving above goals, both organizations entered into an Memorandum of Understanding, MOU today, March 23, 2021. The MOU is focused on, among other issues, training and Accreditation services.
This MOU is quite remarkable and unique because NiNAS through trainings and services will provide the needed support and facilitate processes that will enhance institutional systems improvement, compliance to international best practices, and global recognition that will ensure the efficient production, delivery of safe, reliable and sustainable electricity power supply and guarantee safety of lives and property in Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.
The ultimate goal is to accredit NEMSA in four standards namely ISO 17025, ISO 17020, ISO 17024, and ISO 17065. NEMSA is making a history for being the first Agency of the Nigerian Government to submit all her processes to international accreditation, in furtherance of the requirements of the new government policy.