SON advises consumers on safe use of gas cylinders



Gas cylinder

By Emmanuela Anokam

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has advised Nigerians to be safety conscious in using gas cylinders, in view of the recent gas explosions in some parts of the country.

The Director-General of the organisation, Osita Aboloma, gave the warning in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Aboloma therefore urged Nigerians to patronise only SON certified Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and other standard cylinders with requisite markings to safeguard their homes, offices and surroundings from avoidable fire due to substandard cylinders.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that a gas explosion occurred at a business area in Sabon Tasha within Kaduna metropolis on January 4, killing some people.

He warned importers of cylinders to adhere strictly to the SON procedures, while placing order for the product, classified as life-endangering.

He emphasised the need for consumers to look out for embossed markings on all imported LPG cylinders as…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria