…Cautions against violation of safety law
By David Odama
FOLLOWING the increasing cases of gas explosion in some parts of the country, the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Regulatory Authority (NMDRA), Nasarawa State, has shut three gas plants for violating the regulatory law in the state.
The authority has equally warned operators to desist from flaunting safety measures to avoid cases of explosion in the state.
Controller of NMDRA in Nasarawa, Ahmed Gwaram, who gave the warning in Lafia, said, safety in the Petroleum Gas subsector was becoming a source of concern to Nigerians and other stakeholders in the industry.
According to Gwaram, although the state was yet to experience any case of gas explosion in the state in recent time, the authority has however, evolved safety measures through the deployment of surveillance teams across urban and rural centres in the state.
“Nasarawa office has shut three gas plants that were illegally constructed in Lafia, Keffi and Karu local government areas. Public enlightenment will be intensified in the coming weeks with messages deployed in local languages in the ongoing drive to avert accidents.