The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has given Technical supports to Ivy – Justin Innovations Limited, manufacturers of alcohol based hand sanitizers, to produce in line with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality consciousness, while also maintaining records of such checks for reference purposes.
A team of inspectors from the SON FCT Operations office led by Mrs. Ganiyat Oyapidan and accompanied by Mr. Sunday Igbabo conducted on-the-spot test at the company in Abuja,.
She said that the inspection was part of SON’s quality assurance procedure to ensure that locally manufactured essential products required in containing the spread of the coronavirus conform to the requirements of relevant standards
Mrs. Oyapidan commended the company’s management for its swift action in the production of hand sanitizers to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus to meet the increasing demand for the product in the market.
She confirmed that the samples received through the COVID-19 Emergency Operation Centre – FMITI for assessment conformed to the requirements of ARS 1470:2019 – Hand Sanitizers (alcohol based) – Specification .
She advised the company on the need to continually produce to requirements of the standard so as to give customers’ value for money and ensure that the product is fit for the intended purpose at all times.
The SON Inspection Team in a group photograph with the MD, Ivvyjustin Innovations Limited, Dr. Mrs. Obire Ogonnaya (4th from left) and the staff. Third from left is Mrs. Ganiyat Oyapinda, SON Team Leader.
The Managing Director of the company, Dr. Mrs. Obire Ogonnaya, stated that the company offers services in production of hygienic products, industrial cleaning, pest control and fumigation, waste management and supply of water purification plants.
She said that the inclusion of hand sanitizers to its available range of cleaning products was in response to the breakout of the coronavirus pandemic in the belief that most ailments, epidemics and diseases can be wiped out by observing proper hygienic practices.