Federal Government of Nigeria has begins the calibration of weighbridges used in weighing loads at the ports, petroleum products terminals and depots today.
The country wide exercise begins Thursday with the APM Terminal Apapa ports in Lagos and will spread to other ports and terminals in the country.
The exercise which is a directive of the Federal Ministry of Transport is to preserve the Nigerian roads from further destruction and give commuter respite in their daily movements for economic transactions and other needs.
This laudable exercise is given to the National Metrology Institute of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria to handle, as the custodians of the primary measurements standards of highest accuracy in Nigeria.
Accordingly to the DG/SON, Mallam Farouk Salim metrology as the science of measurements can be used to check the infux of substandard products and services in Nigeria
The Federal Executive Council, during its weekly virtual meeting included N9 billion approved for the construction of various roads and power projects across the country.
The approved contract sum for road construction and rehabilitation by the FECwas disclosed by the Minister of Industry, Trade and investment, Otumba Adebayo.
This approval of the roads construction gives credence to the National Metrology Institute of SON calibration services to ensure that the roads are preserved and maintained for long-term uses.