The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned against using 12.5 cylinders as camp gas, saying the practice is highly dangerous.
This advice was given by the Coordinator of the organisation in Plateau, Mr Musa George, during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Sunday.
George said, “It is a very dangerous act, people are not supposed to mount burners on 12.5 kg cylinders or cylinders bigger than 12.5kg.
“Even when such cylinders are not used as camp gas, such cylinders are meant to be kept some distance away from the gas cooker itself as precautionary measures against gas explosion in case the cylinder is leaking or faulty,” he said.
According to him, SON had conducted mass sensitisation campaigns to create awareness on the dangers associated with the use of 12.5 kg cylinders and other cylinders bigger than 12.5kg as camp gases, and on the need for people to desist from the act of buying and selling the materials, as the act of using them as camp gases “is highly detrimental”.
According to him, the approved kilogrammes of cylinders to be used as camp gas are from 1 to 7.5kgs of gas cylinders, and warned that anything above that is highly detrimental.
He also revealed that the organisation had raided shops and confiscated 600 rolls of substandard electrical cables from 2016 to date.