COVID -19: Manufacturer urges FG to list clippers, trimmers as essential products


KUNAL Vimal, Head, West Africa Region of  WAHL Clippers, on Friday urged Federal Government to list clippers and trimmers among essential products.

WAHL is an international manufacturer of clippers and trimmers.

Vimal told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that based on social distancing directive that had stopped people from visiting barbing and hair dressing salons, there was need to allow sale of clippers and trimmers so people could use them at home.

“Supermarkets are not allowed to sell clippers and trimmers as government did not consider them to be essential products during the lockdown and salons were closed.

“If they are listed as essential products, the public will buy clippers and keep them handy. Clippers and trimmers are as essential as daily need products like toothbrush and toothpaste,” he said.

Vimal said a lot of people were afraid to visit salons for hair cuts or for dressings as they believed the virus could easily be contracted in such public places.

He noted that during the lockdown, people were unable to visit the barber shops and as such were left untidy and unshaved.

“People need to clean their hair and their beard while working from home as there is still restrictions to movement and also limiting close contacts.

“Although, the lockdown is gradually easing, the virus is very much around and what we have been advised to do is social distancing and limit close contacts as we possibly can.

Vimal also said that the demand for clippers had increased owing to the pandemic.

NAN recalls that while the total lockdown lasted, the public took to various social media platforms to share their looks of bushy heads or beards as they were unable to visit the salons.


– May 15, 2020 @ 17:55 GMT /

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