Nigeria National Accreditation System (NiNAS) has been officially admitted as an MoU member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) with effect from March 9, 2020.
The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.
The attainment of this membership has put the accreditation activities of NiNAS on the global scale with far reaching impact and benefits to Nigeria economy and her trading partners. By extension, NiNAS can now provide services to certification bodies. The ripple effect will be the boost in the quality of goods and services in Nigeria. Improved quality of products and services has a direct relationship with Nigeria’s competitiveness in trade. This is therefore a step in the right direction for Nigeria as the second largest economy in Africa.
NiNAS’s team is working hard to attain MRA membership status in all scopes of our accreditation services.