Martins Ifijeh
Reckitt Benckiser, makers of Nigeria’s popular antiseptic product, Dettol, has called on Nigerians to take cleanliness seriously, as this will go a long way in preventing germs, which causes illnesses.

Speaking at the unveiling of its new product, Dettol Multi Surface Cleaner, in Lagos recently, the Marketing Director of RB West Africa, Oguzhan Silivrili, stated that, “about 80 per cent of hygiene related illness causing germs are acquired at home from different surfaces like floors, kitchen tops and washbasins, hence the organisation’s resolve to campaign against through its new anti septic product.

According to him, the ‘clean naija campaign’ will project Nigeria towards a germ-free nation. “One of the ways we can make a difference is to introduce a product for surface cleaning. It is affordable and conducive to use for families, companies and other public institution,” he said.

The #DettolCleanNaija team, fully kited with mops and buckets, stormed the Accident and
Emergency ward of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, to rid it of germs using the new Dettol Multi Surface Cleaner.

“The new Dettol Multi Surface Cleaner is the first of its kind in the surface-cleaning category, providing 10 times better cleaning, while also killing germs. Along with this, the Dettol Multi Surface Cleaner is also more affordable and cheap compared to buying all of the other cleaning agents separately,” he said.

He added that the product can be used on all hard surfaces, including tiles, marbles, granites, wood or cement floors to maintain a healthy and hygienic environment within the home.

The RB team also commissioned a hand wash basin donated to the Accident and Emergency unit of the hospital to promote the culture of hygiene.

Silivrili also called on the Federal Ministry of Health, organisations and public spirited individuals to join the campaign against germs in the country.