Senate urges DPR to enforce ban on illegal cooking gas retailers

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Senate urges DPR to enforce ban on illegal cooking gas retailers

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The Senate has urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to clamp down on illegal roadside retailers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

This, the Senate said was to enhance safety in the country.

The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by Senator Ibikunle Amosun (APC-Ogun) during plenary on Tuesday.

The motion was “On the need to curb the rising cases of gas-related fire incidences, explosions and deaths in Ogun”.

The upper chamber also urged DPR to step up the clamp down on illegal roadside retailers of LPG who  operate without a valid licence or who operate within residential areas.

The senate equally mandated its Committees on Gas, and Industries to investigate the cause(s) of the recent cases of Gas explosions in Ogun, other states and the FCT.

This, it said was in order to find permanent and sustainable solutions that would save the lives of the people, and report back to the Senate.

Moving the motion, Amosun said that natural gas found in…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper