SON DG Implores Engineers On Adherence To Standards In Execution Of Projects


As part of measures to boost the nation’s economy, the Director-General (DG),  Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON), Mallam Farouk Salim has implored engineers to ensure strict adherence to standards.  

Salim gave the charge in his speech at the 30th General Assembly of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in Abuja. 

In a paper titled “Sustainable Codes and Standards in Engineering Practice in Nigeria,” made available to Journalists in Lagos 

 The SON DG said all hands must be on deck to tackle the menace of substandard products and services in the country. 

According to him, all facets of life are guided by standards and a code of ethics, noting that the panacea for all the issues facing the country is adherence to standards.  


Mallam Salim acknowledged the numerous miracles engineering had brought into our world which allowed mankind to achieve great exploits ranging from reusable rockets to surgical processes.  

He described standards application as tools, protocols and instructions that have to be adhered to for the proper function of life. 

The SON boss said that the absence of standards application would result in a continuous decline in the quality of products, safety, lifespan, effectiveness and service delivery. 

Also speaking, Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari-Wudil, President, of the Nigerian Society of Engineers,  commended SON on its ongoing work in the education sector and reiterated the need for the inclusion of Standards in the school curriculum at the tertiary level. 

He said that including standards in the university curriculum would further help in the application of standards to our day-to-day activities. 

It would also increase awareness, and create patriotism and a culture of fellowship amongst Nigerians regarding the importance of standards and the role they play in qualitative and sustainable development.