Jubilee Syringe, leading Syringe manufacturing company in Africa, has concluded plans to open new lines of production in the third quarter of this year.
The managing director of the company, Mr Akin Oyediran, disclosed this, recently, shortly after his company bagged the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for conformity with industrial quality and management.
Oyediran listed the new products to include: hand gloves (both padded and non-padded); single needles and infusion sets.
He added that, as part of the plans, the company would expand on the existing Syringe lines, “since we are the father of Syringe in Africa.”
Akin Oyediran attributed the success recorded by the firm to the hard work of the staff whom he described as the best.
He said with the certification the company would be seen as an International competitor and would continue to work harder and better to be so recognised at the international market.
The MD observed that one of the challenges the company would face in the international market was that it would be seen as a Nigeria company but noted that a world class product in Nigeria is not impossible.
He said the next part of the certification would be to go for what would allow it to send its product to Europe adding that “We are not resting on what we have achieved.”
Oyediran commended the Senate and the Federal Ministry of Trade for their efforts to ensure that syringes were not imported to the country.
He described the recent comment by the National Agency for Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), on the capacity of local Syringe manufacturers to manufacture the needed quantity of Syringes in the country as information based on past records, saying, an in-depth investigation into current realities would prove otherwise.
He appreciated the Senate Committee on health, the senator for Eket Senatorial District, Dr Akon Eyakenyi and the member for Eket Federal Constituency, Mr Patrick Ifon for their support and interest in the quest for quality locally manufactured Syringes.
The managing director of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), Mr Olumicle Ajibawo who made the presentation of the certificate to the company said the International body was satisfied with the management and quality of products from the company.
The company was adjudged to have conformed to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 International Standards.
According to him, “by achieving the ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification the company will benefit from the opportunity of improving efficiency and customer relationships, team’s cohesion, and cost containment.”
“By holding a PECB certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the necessary capabilities to improve overall businesses performance, and shield yourself and your organization against persistent, changing and undefined threats in a moderately challenging environment over a short period of time.”
He lauded the board of directors, management and staff of the company for their commitment to achieve compliance with the international standard through their Management System Certification Services.
The state commissioner for trade and investment, Prince Ukpong Akpabio, said the ministry would be ready to partner with the company towards the actualization of the industrialization policy of the government.
“As you continue to break new grounds and set standards in the area of medical services industrialization, revenue generation and employment generation, may you sustain this tempo and remain a value partner,” he said.