May 24, 2024
DPR sensitizes Sokoto residents on the safe handling of cooking gas
Regulator sensitizes Sokoto residents on safe handling of cooking gas
– By Alison Godswill

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DPR sensitizes Sokoto residents on the safe handling of cooking gas

 

 

 

THE Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has called on users and sellers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas, to strictly adhere to safety rules in the light of the harmattan season.

 

Mr. Musa Zarumai-Tambuwal, the DPR Operations Controller in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi states, gave the warning while speaking to journalists in Sokoto.

 

Zarumai-Tambuwal urged residents to be cautious when using LPG and should always observe strict safe handling regulations, stressing that the DPR would periodically be educating residents on safe handling, usage, as well as proper handling techniques so as to reduce the risks associated with cooking gas.

 

He further cautioned residents against panic buying and storing petroleum products during this festive period and beyond, because the government had made adequate provision for the availability of the products during the period.

 

“The department is appealing to people to shun panic buying and storage of petroleum products in their houses. We are in the harmattan period, and storing of petroleum product at home can result in fire outbreak, which can lead to the destruction of lives and property,” He said.

 

He said people need to be extra careful with how they handle petroleum products during the harmattan period.

 

Zarumai-Tambuwal also warned marketers against hoarding the products with a view to creating artificial scarcity, adding that the surveillance teams from the department would be deployed to ensure the free flow of the products in the filling stations across the state.

 

The controller also appealed to consumers to report any sharp practices, such as under-dispensing, to the department for appropriate action.

 

He warned that any marketer that violates standard procedures would be dealt with according to the law, stressing that sanctions are already enshrined in the country’s regulations.

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