SON urges hand sanitisers’ manufacturers to adhere to standards

SON urges hand sanitisers’ manufacturers to adhere to standards

Our Reporter

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned manufacturers of hand sanitisers and liquid hand washes to adhere strictly to global best practices.

It said failure to do so would attract penalties.

The agency said quality hand sanitisers have become vital at a time when the world is finding a cure to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.


SON Director General Osita Aboloma, who was represented by Akanbi Eyitayo Michael, an engineer, of Ogun State Office 11, said the agency would not tolerate lowering of standards.

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He spoke on Thursday during a facility tour to Cormat Nigeria in Ogun State.

Aboloma urged consumers to always insist on patronising only hand sanitisers certified by SON to avoid harmful effects on their skin and to get value for their money.

According to him, quality hand sanitisers, liquid hand wash, hand washing with soap and water are critical tools to battle the virus.

He said many diseases are being spread by not cleaning the hands properly after touching contaminated objects or surfaces.

He urged manufacturers to always visit the SON to obtain the minimum requirement standards for producing goods, stressing that the SON would only support and encourage genuine businesses.

Head Technical and Plant Manager, Cormat Nigeria Mr. Jelle Van Der Meer thanked SON for the visit, stating that the firm is open to visits and suggestions by the agency to help raise the performance bar.

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