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Marketers deplore illegal gas sales outlets in Kano

By Ahmad Muhammad, Kano
17 February 2022   |   3:16 am
Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) has raised the alarm over unregulated sale of cooking gas in Kano, which poses danger to life and property.

Fire Service warns against PMS storage in homes

Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) has raised the alarm over unregulated sale of cooking gas in Kano, which poses danger to life and property.

During a gas marketers’ summit in Kano on Tuesday, the National President of NALPGAM, Olatunbosun Oladipo, said danger looms, if government fails to regulate the activities of the illegal dealers.

He said, most of the unregistered shops operate recklessly by keeping more than five cylinders, some of which are either expired or over-filled.

He called on government, especially the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), to prevent disaster by looking at safety measures to protect innocent souls.

SIMILARLY, the Acting Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS), Dr. Karebo Samson, has cautioned Nigerians against the storage of Premium Motor Spirits (PMS), popularly known as petrol, in their homes, even as scarcity of the product hits hard.

Noting that petrol is a highly inflammable, Karebo warned that it could cause serious fire explosion, if not handled carefully.

In a statement, yesterday, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Abraham Paul, warned: “Nigerians must resist the temptation of storing PMS in their homes or other confined places due to scarcity, as doing that will endanger their lives and that of others.

“As we all know, children like to experiment; so, storing PMS at home could be putting them at high risk, especially if it is within their reach.”

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