September 25, 2023


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SON cautions public on dangers of alternatives to PMS

By Afolabi Oyekunle.

The Management of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has cautioned the public on dangers associated with using the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) as alternative source of power to Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).


SON in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday urged handlers of the conversion to ensure that conversion kits and competency meets the requirements of the relevant Standards.

SON however, noted that Nigerians who choose to use CNG or LPG as an alternative to PMS should be aware of the established safety precautions.

It added that CNG/LPG cannot be seen or physically touched and can only be perceived through the sense of smell.
Once the smell of CNG/LPG is perceived, danger is seconds away as any contact of the gas with heat, pressure or fire will lead to an active fire and associated consequences,'' it said.

It, however, noted that the use of CNG and LPG as an alternative source of power to Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in automobiles and for domestic or industrial use is safe, cost effective and reduces carbon emissions.

SON is the apex standardisation body in Nigeria empowered by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and SON Act No. 14 of 2015 to develop standards for products, commodities, projects and services.
They as well ensure the implementation of the products are for the benefits of improving the quality of life and safety of Nigerians.

The Organisation can be contacted for further information and enquiries via its website:,