SON TO PROSECUTE IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS OF SUBSTANDARD LPG CYLINDERS
The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has said it will punish importers, manufacturers and distributors of inferior Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and other products, as provided by law.
SON Director General, Osita Aboloma disclosed this yesterday during a visit to the scene of gas explosion which took the lives of six people at Sabo Tasha, Kaduna State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the SON Director was represented by Nwaoma Olujie, Group Head LPG at SON, adding that Aboloma paid a condolence visit to the Kaduna State government over the tragedy.
Aboloma said the management was saddened by news of the gas explosion, adding that the organisation sympathised with families of the victims as well as the people and government of Kaduna State.
He said that if the necessary safety measures and precautions were put in place by the gas vendors, the disaster would have been averted.
“For certified locally manufactured LGP cylinders, we wish to advise dealers and users to look out for SON Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) logo and numbers in addition to the markings specified for the imported products”, Aboloma added.