The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned Nigerians not to buy cement without expiry date effective from January 2015.
The Director General of SON, Dr. Joseph Odumodu, said the directive to inscribe expiry date on the commodity by the manufacturers were reached by the 25-memeber Technical Committee on cement and approved by SON for implementation last year.
“The expiry date on cement is six months shelf life for bag, while for air-tight container it is one year. As from January 2015, if you don’t find expiry date on cement, don’t buy it because when you do, if anything happen to your building, you only have yourself to be blamed,” Odumodu stated.
Recall that almost four months ago, SON issued a 60-day ultimatum to cement manufacturers on product labelling and traceability requirements.