The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has sensitized the public on the danger of the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and vessels at the general sensitization on the agency’s ‘Certification of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Tanks and Vessels’ held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Regional Coordinator of SON, Sale Babaji, on behalf of the Director General/Chief Executive, SON, Mr. Osita Aboloma, said it was important to carry out the enlightenment campaign because members of the public seem not to have known the danger inherent in using gas tanks at homes.
He said: “We have to sensitize the people about the standard of Liquefied Petroleum Gas tank and vessel. These are areas where nobody cares about what they are doing.
“We use it on daily basis. But we do not care to know the components. We don’t care to know the danger involved and the advantages, and how to protect ourselves from danger. “So, SON feels it is a duty, as part of our mandate to meet our stakeholders and sensitize members of the public. It is a sort of capacity building”.
He continued that the organization is empowered by the Act that established to carry out enforcement on any company operating and producing any substandard items.
In his presentation, the Coordinator, Rivers/Bayelsa State, SON, Engr. Ololade Ayoola, said SON certified LPG as more hygiene to be used at home.