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Empowering Coordinators: Weights and Measures workshop sets the stage for progress

The Weights and Measures Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) recently convened a three-day capacity-building workshop at the Global Village Hotel and Suites in One-man Village, along Keffi Road, according to a press release from Nonye Ozokwelu, SIO/P&PR for, Director Press & Public Relations.

Empowering Coordinators: Weights and Measures workshop sets the stage for progress

The focus of the workshop, the release went on, was the administration of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) Certification System for Zonal Coordinators of Weights and Measures.

Represented by the Director of the Federal Produce Inspection Service (FPIS), Mr. Sule Idi Dafang, in his opening address, the Permanent Secretary of the FMITI, Amb. Nura Abba Rimi emphasized the critical role that weights and measures play in modern life. These standards, according to him, ensure fair trade, protect consumer rights, and drive economic development.

“Today marks a significant step forward,” declared Amb. Nura, adding: “The field of weights and measures is not just about numbers. It is about fairness, consumer protection, and economic growth. As Zonal Coordinators, your role is pivotal in upholding the integrity and accuracy of measurements within your respective regions.”

The OIML Certification System, he emphasized, isn’t merely bureaucratic jargon. He says it is a powerful framework that recognizes conformity assessment results related to legal metrology, explaining that, it fosters collaboration by facilitating mutual acceptance of test results across borders. In essence, according to him, it is a bridge that promotes international trade while maintaining unwavering standards of measurement accuracy and reliability.

According to him, the workshop promises to be transformative. Coordinators will delve into the intricacies of the OIML Certification System, exploring its principles, processes, and best practices. Armed with this knowledge, they’ll be better equipped to oversee certification activities within their zones.

Nura stated: “By gaining a comprehensive understanding of these elements, you will not only enhance your professional capabilities but also contribute significantly to the growth and development of our nation,” just as he added that: “As the sun dipped below the horizon, the coordinators exchanged ideas, eager to leverage this platform for positive change.

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