The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) has warned that the growing indiscriminate siting of gas facilities in different parts of the country poses a great danger to the citizenry.
The warning came against the backdrop of the recent gas explosion in the premises of Babson Gas Nigeria Limited, Akure, Ondo State, which left eight persons critically injured and destroyed 42 houses and shops worth millions of naira.
Expressing NALPGAM’s concern, the Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Olufunke Eleyinmi said that both the federal and state governments should monitor the various gas facilities scattered all over the country with a view to identifying the unlicensed ones.
She also said that NALPGAM has disassociated itself from the owner of the illegal facility.
“NALPGAM dissociates itself from the owner of the gas facility. He is not a member of NALPGAM and has no license to operate.
“We need to know who approved the siting of the skid gas facility in that area. Who gave the license and when was it given? DPR is the government agency responsible to give out such licenses. It would not have issued license to that facility. We use this opportunity to condole with the government and people of Ondo State. One explosion can send the entire country into chaos,” she said.
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