The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) is the apex standardization body in Nigeria. SON was established by SON Act No. 14, 2015, which repeals the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Act, Cap 59 laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004, and to enact the Standards Organisation Of Nigeria Act. 2015 for the purpose of providing additional functions for the organisation, increasing penalty for violation, and for related matters. Its functions include: Preparation of standards relating to products, measurements, materials and processes among others, and their promotion at the national, regional and international levels; certification of industrial products; assistance in the production of quality goods; improvement of measurement accuracy and circulation of information relating to standards.
SON is designated with the mandate to establish, approve and declaration of standards in respect of metrology, materials, commodities, structures and processes.
It has the powers to certify products in commerce and industry throughout Nigeria, ensure quality control of products, weights and measures.
SON engages in matters relating to standards for calibration and verification of measures and measuring instruments Investigation of quality of products, etc.