The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) says a total number of 65 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants (otherwise known as cooking gas plants) have been sealed off in Lagos from January to October for various infractions.
The shutdown of these gas plants, which is coming at a time there has been reports of gas explosions in the state with some casualties, was done for various reasons such as illegally operating without a valid approval or licence, contravention of guidelines and others.
According to NAN, this disclosure was made by the Zonal Operations Controller of NMDPRA, Mr Ayorinde Cardoso, on Monday, November 22, in Lagos. Cardoso said that LPG plants were shut down for non-compliance with NMDPRA Guidelines and International Safety Standards, adding that some of them were operating without valid approval or license from the Authority.
Cardoso pointed out that the action by the agency is to curb the occurrence of gas explosions and fire incidents in the state.
He said, “What we are doing apart from closing these plants is building also more engagements with people that want to go into such businesses.
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