By Nafiu Toyin Abdulqadri.
An indigenous manufacturing company, Mubab Nig. Ltd., has received the Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification.
The Kwara-based firm was also presented with the International Organisation Standardisation certification by the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB).
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, which took place on Saturday at the Princess Luxury Hotel, Ilorin, the Country Representative of PECB, Mr Akindele lauded the Mubab Chairman, Chief M. O. Babalola for his efforts in ensuring that the company meets up with both national and international standards in terms of safety, quality and workers’ welfare.
According to Akindele, Mubab Nig. Limited was the only company in the cosmetics industry in Nigeria that has acquired the three certifications.
In her remarks, the Kwara State Coordinator of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mrs Okon congratulated Kwarans for having such a huge company set up in the state.
She enjoined the people of the state to patronise products that have been certified okay by SON, while noting that Mubab had fulfilled all requirements and their products are recommended to the people.
Delivering his address, the Kwara Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi expressed delight that the state was hosting such a big company.
He noted that the administration of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was committed to bringing and encouraging private investors to further boost the economic value of the state and also reduce unemployment.
“I am sure Mubab Nig. Ltd will engage our young ones and also pay tax to the government. Our doors are wide open for others who are willing to invest in our state.
“Mubab is assured of our utmost regard and we will be glad to support you anytime”, Alabi added.
The Mubab Chairman, who relished the gradual realisation of his dreams, disclosed that the company was birthed from many years of planning and hard work.
Chief Babalola also stated that the choice of Kwara as host of the company was strategic because the state was the gateway to both the North and the South.