A Nigerian Lady that specializes in health and beauty herbal products on Instagram has revealed how she discovered the places Nigerians are manufacturing sub-standard hand-sanitizers and selling them to Nigerians.
Many Nigerians have developed a means to profit from this coronavirus pandemic that has shut the entire country down, and the quasi-factory that manufactures the now highly-essential commodity is one of the many ways.
According to the lady, she was on her way to the market to make some purchases when she discovered the site that was used to manufacture the hand cleaner in Ojata Lagos.
It is unclear if the government is unaware of the place and if there are any measures in place to prevent the distribution of desperately needed sanitizers that can cause harm to Nigerians.
See the pictures and video from the woman’s post below.
Read her caption below:
“I finally found out the magic behind the sudden influx HAND SANITIZER MANUFACTURERS today… Ojota Market ni.
After a few days of staying indoors, I had to step out because I needed to get materials to make dish/clothes liquid soap from the market. With #3000 you can make a 25litre keg of soap, learnt this 2 years ago. With the imminent ‘full stay at home order’ I decided to make some because na 4 clothes my housemate dey wear per day.
On my way to the store after I got into the market, I noticed a lot of mixing was going on in almost every shop that sold ‘chemicals’ which was very unusual, and one thing they had in common was the color which was white/translucent.
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.
I saw people buying in litres for personal use while some bought in 50 litre kegs, to resell I guess. The market rate was #1000 for a litre.
So all they have to do is buy in bulk, get containers from the same market, get labels printed and resell.
Like a said a few days back, know who you are buying from. Making money DURING a pandemic is different from making money FROM a pandemic.
1. I doubt the formulation is right. Things can go wrong, there are reports of people having peeling/burnt hands already on social media after purchasing some sanitizers.
2. I doubt the efficacy of the sanitizers as well. Make e no be say na ordinary gel you dey rub
Anyway, I am back in the safety of my home, I had a full scrub down with soap. Everything I brought back was sprayed with IPA (isopropyl alcohol), my outfit went straight into the washer. I am currently drinking a hot cup of lemon and ginger water
May God save us all”