Regulatory agencies charge Cooking Business Operators on safety

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Regulatory agencies charge Cooking Business Operators on safety

The cooking gas operators in Ogun state have being charged to abide by the rules and regulations guiding their business in the state for safety reasons.

The Director Urban Planning in the Ogun State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, TPL Rufus Talabi, gave this charge at the Interactive Sessions/Work organize by cooking Gas Proprietors Association of Nigeria Ogun state chapter in Abeokuta.

Tpl Talabi advised the organizers to ensure they have access to the Ogun state physical Planning law which contained six basic Regulations guiding the conduct of cooking gas operators in the state for safety measure.

Also in his presentation, the representative of Nigerian Mainstream Department Of Petroleum Resources Agency (NMDPRA), Mr Oluwafemi Adebowale maintained that it was the joy of the agency to see gas cooking business growing in the state and to ensure that the business is being done In a conducive environment.

He further enjoined the operators to going into partnership with some filling stations in the state so as to have their facilities within the filling stations to facilitate a safe business environment.

He also noted that government would not permit a gas business facility that was not fenced saying it was necessary for them to go into negotiation with the filling stations for safety reasons.

Also speaking, a Deputy Director in the Ogun State Fire Service, Engineer Adebambo, advised the gas business operators to always ensure they have fire extinguishers around them and in a case of fire incident which was out of their control, they should contact the fire service station immediately for safety of life and properties.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Chairman of Cooking Gas Skid Proprietors Association Of Nigeria (COGASPAN) in the state, Alhaji AbdRauf Adekunle, maintained that the association had in no small measure contributed positively to the life of the people in the state particularly in the area of economic growth, job opportunities, safety measures and high class operation.