Lagos To Inspect Retail Gas Facilities

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The Director General Lagos State Safety Commission Mr. Lanre Mojola in his keynote address at a one-day training program in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources tagged: Safety Commission Training for Retail Gas Operators in Lagos State said the program was organized to proffer solutions to incessant gas explosions and fire incidences that often leads to loss of lives and properties in the state.

According to him, “Cars, appliances and utilities can be replaced but our lives is irreplaceable”.

He said once life is irreplaceable, it now behoves on us to do all that is needful to protect our lives devoid of hazards.

He maintained that once explosion occurred moral, financial and reputation of such organization are eroded.

He averred that we will continue to learn as long as we live, he urged participants to learn, unlearn, relearn and cascade knowledge impacted to colleagues and organization.

Explosions may occur when gases are adulterated, cylinders mishandled or when industrial and cooking gases are used close to sources of ignition.

Other causes are proliferation of gas retail outlets as well as improper training of operators and users on safe handling of gas.

Mojola appealed to all operators in this critical sector to cooperate fully with Government operatives when they arrive at their facility.

“We are convinced that at the end of this annual exercise, Lagos will become a safer place for all,” he said.

Different papers were presented by different safety experts including Director Oil and Gas, Engr. Sesan Odukoya from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, on Cooking Gas penetration policy and regulatory of retail business, Mr Adeyinka Adebiyi spoke on Gas cylinder and Emergency Management, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Fire prevention, Evacuation procedures and proper usage of fire extinguishers and alarms amongst others.

Adewunmi Okoh

Deputy Director (Public Affairs)

November 1, 2023

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