ASSOCIATION URGES REPS TO STOP THE SALE OF COOKING GAS IN FILLING STATIONS
The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers has urged the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) to prevent impeding danger by putting an end to the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, also known as cooking gas in filling stations across the country.
The President of the association, Mr Nosa Ogieva-Okunbor, made the call while addressing the Deputy Chairman of the committee, Dr. Alex Egbona (PDP-Cross River) in his office in Abuja.
Ogieva-Okunbor noted that the association had approached the committee to help resolve some hazardous trends in the industry.
He added that the expansion of the industry by the government efforts in 2007, has made some Nigerians take advantage of the industry in a way that posed risk to the country.
He opined that even though the association wanted every Nigerian to use gas, it would not neglect the safety aspect of it.
Ogieva-Okunbor said that it was unsafe for filling stations that dispensed petrol for vehicles to be filling gas cylinders in the same location, stressing that selling of cooking gas in filling stations should be stopped because of the inherent dangers.
The Deputy Chairman of the committee, Dr Alex Egbona (PDP-Cross River), noted that the committee was aware of the problems, stating that these challenges would be addressed before the end of the present administration.