Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has inaugurated a National Mirror/Technical Committee on facilities management.
The aim is to mirror the activities of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee TC 267 on Facility Management by harnessing views of experts in Nigeria as contribution to the development of the international standards for eventual domestication in Nigeria through adoption.
The TC Members
The members of the inaugurated NMC/TC include: Mr. Collins Osayamwen Managing Partner Sheltercare FM Consult, Abuja who emerged as the Chairman and Dr. Aliyu Suleiman Shika, of Department of Building ABU Zaria who emerged as Vice Chairman.
Others include Dr. M. K. O Balogun, MD Global PFI; Engr Olumide Aina, CEO, Green Facilities Limited; Engr. Ayuba Anza Usman, of FCTA, Mrs. Olukemi Modupe Odusanya, (MD, Hutchinson Property Care); Mr. Stan Mitchell, Chairman & CEO, Key Facilities Limited, UK; Mr. Alex Aleakwe Bini of Transcorp Hilton Hotel; Mrs. Abimbola Funsho of Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) , and Ronke Odunayo of Oracle, Lagos.
SON representatives at the meeting were: Engr. Ololade Ayoola – Group Head Service Standards; Mrs. Theodora Okafor, Technical Secretary 1; Mrs. Eugenia Iloanusi, Technical Secretary 2; Mrs. Odunfa Akingbola and Miss Frances Nwasomba of the Service Standards Group.
SON Director – General, Osita Aboloma, inaugurated the Committee, and said that the process was to harness industry knowledge in management of facilities in Nigeria in contributing to international standards development from which the Nation’s economy stands to benefit eventually.
“The work of preparing International Standards is carried out through ISO technical committees, with qualified interested parties who are vastly knowledgeable in that field, to foster a level playing field for industry practitioners aimed at removing barriers to global trade,” he said.
Represented by the Director, Management Systems Certification Services, Engr. Felix Nyado, the SON Chief Executive enjoined them to bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in making valuable contributions that would make the standards on facility management affect the lives of citizens positively and promote trade particularly within the African continent as well as beyond”