The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON has seized a forty-foot container with substandard Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG also known as cooking gas cylinders worth over thirty eighty million naira.
The SON’s Director-General Osita Aboloma said the cylinders failed to meet the safety requirements, and as such, pose a threat to human lives and property in the country.
He stressed the need to adhere to standards when dealing in cylinders, adding that it is dangerous to use cylinders of higher capacities like 12.5 kilograms and above as camping gas where burners are fitted on top of the cylinders.
According to Aboloma, who was represented by the Director, Compliance, SON, Obiora Manafa, cylinders above 6.25 kilograms capacities like 12.5 kilograms shall be fitted with 27mm valves fitted with safety relief device, and piped to a burner via a hose and a regulator.
The Director-General decried that many avoidable cylinder explosions across the country had led to loss of lives and properties.