A total of 29 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) facilities have been sealed in Osun State by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for allegedly operating without valid licenses.
DPR’s Head of Operations, Mr. Olusegun Daboh, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Osogbo.
Daboh mentioned Ile-Ife, Ikire, Ejigbo, Iwo, Ila-Orangun, Ede, Gbongan and Ode-Omu towns, as places where the illegal gas stations were sealed.
He revealed that the department discovered the illegal act during its routine surveillance within residential areas. He also said that the agency would continue to clamp down on all the illegal gas plants in the state.
“Most of these gas plants not only illegal did not meet safety guidelines on the establishment of gas plants. As an agency mandated with the responsibility of ensuring safety in the oil and gas industry, we cannot fold our arms watching people operating illegally.
He also warned that the agency would not rest until all the illegal gas plants in the state were shut, adding that the safety of the gas users was paramount to the department.
“As a matter of fact, we are giving all illegal gas skid operators in the state till of February to close shop, while those with expired licenses should come for renewal”, he advised.