The Lagos State government has established safety guidelines for retail gas operators in the state.
Lanre Mojola, the director-general of the Lagos State Safety Commission, stated at a one-day training in collaboration with the ministry of energy and mineral resources that the training became necessary to provide solutions to the state’s ongoing gas explosions and fire incidents, which frequently result in the loss of lives and property.
Mojola stated that it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect life, and that once an explosion occurs, the morale, finances, and reputation of such an organization are harmed.
He said: “We will continue to learn as long as we live,” urging participants to learn, unlearn, relearn and cascade knowledge impacted to colleagues and organisations.
“explosions may occur when gas is adulterated, cylinders mishandled or when industrial and cooking gases are used close to sources of ignition.”
Other causes include the growth of gas retail outlets and insufficient training for operators and consumers on safe gas handling.
Mojola urged all operators in this crucial industry to work with government officials when they visit their facilities.
“We are convinced that at the end of this annual exercise, Lagos will become a safer place for all,” he went on to say.