Lagos to Control Gas Cylinders Use

The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Mr Lanre Mojola has convened a meeting of regulators and stakeholders in the safety sector, to deliberate on solution to incessant gas explosions.

At the end of the meeting held in Alausa, Ikeja, LSSC, in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said the state government had begun training and sensitisation of marketers and distributors of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), industrial and medical gases.

Among the stakeholders at the meeting were Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (MALPGAM) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers (LPGAR).

Mojola said explosions might occur when gases were adulterated, cylinders mishandled or when industrial and cooking gases were used close to sources of ignition.

According to him, other causes are proliferation of gas retail outlets as well as improper training of operators and users on safe handling of gas.

The Director, Oil and Gas Operations at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Sesan Odukoya, stressed the need to streamline the regulatory activities of relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the state to avoid problems related to uncoordinated actions and multiplicity of inspections.


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