The requirements organisation of Nigeria (SON) has declared struggle towards producers, importers of substandard cylinders and welders who refurbish the product, revealing  that many Nigerian families are still the usage of gas cylinders manufactured within the 1970s .

Talking on the SON workshop for newshounds on LPG and petroleum area, Head of Oil and gas, and Directorate of schooling, SON, on Monday, October 1, Mr. Timothy Abner, revealed that cylinders manufactured within the 70s are still within the Nigerian market.

“i’m sure if you visit the marketplace now, you’ll see cylinders produced within the 70s inside the Nigeria market still in circulation. They may be still there,” he stated.

“As a result, explosions had been rampant and the fine of cylinders and add-ons had been suspected to be accountable’’.

Also speakme at the occasion, the pinnacle of Liquefied Petroleum fuel (LPG) at SON, Mr. Williams Okpeh, in addition informed that the corporation will within the next  weeks unveil standards for welding as part of efforts to sanitise the enterprise .

The agency additionally warned roadside welders refurbishing old cylinders to desist from the act which it defined as a terrible industry exercise.

Represented by the most important preferred Engineer, Mr. Ayiti Edward, Okpeh stated it remained worrisome that most of the substandard cylinders imported from China are faux, as importers prefer to visit the South East Asian u . S . A . To convey them in.

Okpeh delivered that beyond regular time, SON has blacklisted a few corporations abroad, which means that their products can not be imported into Nigeria anymore

‘’approximately three years in the past, getting to the laboratory of a cylinder production plant abroad, made us discover that vicinity falls some distance under the desired widespread. The wielding technique was similarly nothing to write down domestic about. Until date, cylinders from that enterprise aren’t allowed into Nigeria’’.


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