Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has warned Nigerians against using hand sanitizers that are not up to standard.
Dishing out this warning while briefing the media at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja today, the Minister explained to Nigerians how they can identify good hand sanitizers.
According to the health minister, a study carried out by the Federal Ministry of Health, showed that not all sanitisers in circulation are up to standard.
The Minister also explained to Nigerians how they can identify good hand sanitizers.
“I will start by using the opportunity to issue an advisory on sanitiser. You will see a lot of sanitisers out in the market. A study carried out by research institution in the Ministry of Health has shown not all of them are up to standard.
“In buying sanitisers, there is an advisory I will like to share. You must look first of all at the NAFDAC number. A sanitiser should have a NAFDAC number.
“Secondly, it should have a place where the ingredients are displayed. You must see that it contains a minimum of 60% alcohol. If it is anything different from that, the sanitiser is not going to do the job you think it is doing,” he said.