LAGOS STATE ASSEMBLY DEMANDS FOR THE REGULATION OF COOKING GAS SALE
Lagos State House of Assembly has noted that there is a need to regulate the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, also known as cooking gas, in residential areas in order to subdue incidents of explosion.
Also, it placed emphasis on the need to embark on vigorous sensitisation programme on the hazards inherent in careless proliferation of gas outlets.
According to a statement, the resolution followed a motion moved by a lawmaker representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun Constituency 1, Luqmon Olumoh.
Olumoh said that in as much as the LPG is an important product used for cooking faster, it is highly inflammable and requires extra precautions in its handling, storage and usage.
He stated that many retail outlets had sprung up in Lagos, mostly in residential areas and markets, noting that the recent gas explosion in Agejunle led to the loss of lives and property.
Olumoh resolved to call on the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources and the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Protection Agency to enforce the provision of Sections 184 and 187 of the Environmental Protection and Management Law 2017.
He also called on the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development to make certain strict compliance with the provisions of Physical Planning Permit Regulations as it relates to gas retailing business.