Nigeria National Accreditation Service has a slight change of name to Nigeria National Accreditation System (NiNAS). This change became necessary due to expansion of NiNAS mandate.
This expansion is to ensure that NiNAS meets all international requirements for accreditation bodies. Furthermore, the government recognizes that accreditation is a system that build confidence and trust in our Conformity Assessment Services.With this new mandate issued through the new incorporation approved by Attorney General of the Federation, NiNAS now meets all legal requirement necessary for her operations.
NINAS new mandates are as follows;
To act as the sole national accreditation body charged with accreditation of conformity assessment activities.
To accredit, designate, promote, and support conformity assessment bodies in accordance with international standards.
To formulate, enforce, regulate and review the criteria or requirements for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in line with national and international requirements.
To open and maintain record of all accredited conformity assessment bodies.
To publish all conformity assessment bodies that have been accredited online.
To promote the use of accreditation marks and certificates issued to accredited conformity assessment bodies.
To promote competence and equivalence of accredited bodies.
To establish and nurture relations and co-operation with regional an international accreditation bodies, persons, associations and organizations that NINAS may consider desirable or appropriate, in furtherance of the objectives and purposes for which NINAS is established.
To promote accreditation as a means of facilitating regional and international trade and enhancing economic performance and transformation.
To participate in the formulation of regional and international guidelines and standards to facilitate the accreditation process.
To raise awareness on the importance and purpose of accreditation.
To promote NINAS as the sole National Accreditation Body in the scope of accreditation.
To produce and issue identification number and certificate to all accredited conformity assessment bodies.
To do all such other things as may be considered incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.
NiNAS Board and Management sincerely appreciate the support of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI)..