Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo inaugurates 10-member committee to review Weights, Measures Act, Regulation and Table of Fees.
Written by News Room on March 21, 2022
The Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo has inaugurated a 10-member committee to review the Weights and Measures Act, Regulation and Table of Fees.
Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, Adebayo said that the need to meet global trends in weights and measures administration with its attendant consequences on Nigeria’s economy necessitated the ministry to review the extant law.
Adebayo who said that the current act regulating legal metrology in Nigeria came into effect in 1962 and was amended in 1974, urged the committee to review the fifth and eight schedules of the regulations of weight and measures act to promote the “Ease of Doing Business’’.
While tasking the committee to review the table of Fees and Fines currently charged on legal metrology services as well as put up a draft legislation for Weights and Measures Regulatory agency, the Minister also said that the need to actualize the implementation of Nigeria National Quality Policy (NNQP) made it imperative for a review of the Weights and Measures Act.
Adebayo expressed concern that some of the fees currently paid for services rendered inspectors of Weights and Measures were too low in the current circumstance.