The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), says it is partnering a local inventor to manufacture international standard air purifier machines to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This is part of SON’s efforts to support local inventors and producers of equipment and machinery.
The Director-General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma made this known in Lagos during a visit to the inventors of Mechanical Molecular Indoor Ventilator, Heat Air Conditioner MMIV-HVAC-520 (an air purifying equipment).
Represented by the Coordinator, Lagos State Office III, Mr. Omoniyi Omotoso, Mr Aboloma, explained that the facility visit was to assess first hand the locally manufactured air purifier which according to the innovators could purify air, kill bacteria and extract viruses including COVID-19.
He used the occasion to elaborate on the MANCAP certification regime of SON and the steps required to attain certification, highlighting SON’s inputs to manufacturing and production.
The SON boss said that the product would be verified through clinical trials in line with the relevant ISO Standards.
According to him, this would help in generating the required verifiable data needed to authenticate the claims and develop the NIS Standards.
The Managing Directorof the company, Mr Wilson Ikechukwu, during a test-run of the air purifying equipment, said basic components such as ultraviolet rays, high efficiency particulate and activated carbon was used to purify air.
He maintained that it was safe to use within homes, hospitals and other indoor facilities.