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Is Sachet Water Good For Drinking or Not?
This sachet water was produced by Olabisi Onabanjo Univeristy Ventures, Ago-Iwoye. We got this product from a consumer who wanted to know whether sachet water is good for drinking or not?
According to the consumer, the water wasn’t bought having particles. It only turned into this over a period of time that it was ketp in a store. This was discovered when the consumer reached for it.
The victim said:
“I bought this water and kept it somewhere sometimes ago. Only for me to consume it today, I found out that it contains some particles. Who knows what damages this water would cause in my body if I had taken it carelessly?”
From the video, you can see that sachet water produced by big companies and government institutions can as well send you to toilet.
In the recent time, Olabisi Onobanjo University became one of the largest producers of Table Water(s) in Ogun State. The product has a valid NAFDAC Registration Number: 01-2673L. And it sells across the state.
Pure water or sachet water business is a highly profitable business in Nigeria. But as many individuals and organizations sneak into it, just only a few can boast of producing quality or harms-free water.
The profit in the business is so huge that most producers easily lose focus on the need to produce and sell quality.
In the last couple of weeks, a water product of the university of Benin (UNIBEN) alleged to be “fake” was found in Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUS), Sokoto State.
Olabisi Onabanjo University OOU Sachet Water
Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ventures, the producer of OOU water was caught in a corner today with its sachet-water containing some “yellowish particles”. That is seen in the video above.
The sample will be taken to a reliable laboratory to examine what those foreign particles are and their likely effects on consumers.
We’ll publish both the video and result of the test for everybody to understand dangers in taking sachet water in Nigeria.
But from what the video shows, nobody expected the quality of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Water to be this bad. The company could afford using high-tech water purification machines such as reverse osmosis.
But because it seems NAFDAC has lost the battle to quack pure water companies, OOU Ventures didn’t care.
I don’t blame anyone with such a high expectation in Made in Nigeria products. I blame NAFDAC and Standard Organization Of Nigeria (SON) which failed in enforcing quality on companies.
Nevertheless, if Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ventures would wait for NAFDAC to remind its Quality Control or Quality Assurance Manager of his job, it means the organization should be sanctioned.
The Genesis of The Problem
Since government is no longer actively responsible for schools, the governing councils of most universities take up the responsibility.
As they go beyond their primary objectives, they become competitors in sachet water market. Where students are meant to receive knowledge is now a major business centre.
We have heard of Olabisi Onabanjo Univeristy Ago-Iwoye (OOU Ventures), Babcock Ventures and the likes. They continue to exploit other industries through which the schools can generate more funds.
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But inasmuch as there is no correlation between the two products, the sales of knowledge and the sales of bread and butter, the core value of education has been compromised.
The menace has led to exorbitant hike in tuition fees and yet there is no value in what the system offers the students.
Professors who are meant to be propounding theories are now busy forecasting the school’s business turnover. And that divides the school.
The part running businesses is a distraction to the other which runs academic programmes. And both parties can’t even produce quality services in both ways as one affects the other.
Despite the fact that pure water isn’t even pure in its real sense, for Olabisi Onabanjo University to produce a sachet water of this quality is very devastating.
Though it’s not a problem for a school to venture into a business. In fact, that can create job opportunities for students who need other means to survive. The idea would also encourage entrepreneurship among university students.
The problem is why do schools go into a business in which they can’t offer the best? If something goes wrong with the business, the image of the school is affected.