Coronavirus: Lady shares video showing how hand sanitisers are produced at Ojota market

Coronavirus: Lady shares video showing how hand sanitisers are produced at Ojota market

- A Nigerian lady has shared her major discovery at the popular Ojota market with members of the internet community

- The lady stumbled upon a section of the market where hand sanitisers are being made and sold at cheaper prices

- According to her, she is not sure if the formulation of the product is right or its efficacy in keeping germs away

As cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic continue to rise in Nigeria, the demand for hand sanitisers has gone way above the supply for the product in the market.

Consequently, super markets and essential product stores across the country have had to sell at double the price, thereby stretching the budget of their customers.

Interestingly, the development has inspired some set of individuals to devise means of creating homemade sanitisers and some people have gone the extra mile by producing for the purpose of retail.

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Just recently, sighted a video shared on Instagram by a user identified as @thecreativeherbalist. According to the lady, she had stepped out to Ojota market for some personal shopping, and she noticed that a lot of stores that sell chemicals at the market were mixing.

“Upon getting to the store, while waiting to collect my purchase it final dawned on me that they were all making HAND SANITIZERS. To confirm my fear, a lady seated in the store who also happened to be another customer was presented with a 5 litre keg full of liquid, next thing she did was to bring out sticker and slapped it on the container. Ready to be sent to the buyer I guess,” her post read in part.

The lady noted how she saw people buying the locally made hand sanitisers in litre while others bought as much as 50 litre for the sake of reselling to others.

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Expressing her worry about the trend, @thecreativeherbalist noted that she is not sure if the guys at the market are getting the right formation for the product, which could eventually lead to people getting injured from using it.

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@thecreativeherbalist added that she is not sure about the efficacy of the hand sanitisers, as it is possible that people who purchase it are simply dousing their hands with ordinary gel.

See her post below:

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Meanwhile, previously gathered that to curb the spread of the global epidemic, the government unveiled locally-made hand sanitisers to improve hygiene among Nigerians. The product was launched on Friday, March 6, by the National Institute for Pharmaceuticals Research and Development (NIPRD).

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