Reps to investigate quality of toilet disinfectants in Nigeria
The House of Representatives asked the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) to appear before them over the low quality of disinfectants for toilets used in Nigeria.
After a motion by Hon. Sergius Ose Obgun was also considered. Although the house acknowledged that Section 17 (e) of the 2018 Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act empowers the Commission for investigations necessary or desirable to investigate matters falling within its purview, it expressed concern that many of the toilet cleaning disinfectants found in Nigerian households are not effective, low quality, and leave much to be desired.
According to the house: Despite the poor quality of these disinfectants for toilets, there are many television-sponsored ads that mislead unsuspecting people who rely upon such advertisements’ product information to purchase them.
The House demanded that the Executive Vice Chairman, Commission, appear before the Committee on Commerce in order to justify the existence of non-effective cleaning chemicals on the market.
It also directed the Committees on Commerce and Legislative Compliance, to ensure compliance and report back within 4 weeks for any further legislative action.