Nigeria – The Senate has urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to clamp down on illegal roadside retailers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), to enhance safety in the country.
The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by Senator Ibikunle Amosun (APC-Ogun state) during plenary.
The senate equally mandated its Committees on Gas and Industries to investigate the cause of the recent cases of Gas explosions in Ogun, other states and the Federal Capital Territory.
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 abundance in the Country had continued to gain acceptance among most homes in Nigeria as it was used for cooking and welding.
Senator Amosun said that this essential commodity if not well managed and regulated, could be a curse rather than a blessing because of the loss of lives and destruction of properties that were usually associated with it.