Reps to investigate quality of toilet disinfectants in Nigeria

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to appear before it over the poor quality of toilet clean disinfectants used in Nigeria.


This came after a motion raised by Hon. Sergius Ose Ogun was considered. The house which acknowledged that Section 17(e) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act, 2018 empowers the Commission to carry out investigations considered necessary or desirable in connection with matters within the purview of the Act, however said it was concerned that some toilet cleaning disinfectants used in most households in Nigeria are ineffective, poor quality and leave much to be desired.


According to the house, despite the poor quality of these toilet cleaning disinfectants, there are several television-sponsored advertisements that are misleading unsuspecting members of the public who rely on such adverts product information to make purchases. 


The House urged the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission to appear before the Committee on Commerce to justify the presence of non-effective cleaning disinfectants in the market.


It also mandated the Committees on Commerce and Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance and report back within four weeks for further legislative action.