DPR Warns Against Illegal Refilling Of Gas Cylinders

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The Department Resources has warned Liquefied retail outlets against cylinder--cylinder refilling and decanting because the associated risks.

The Controller, Yola DPR , Mr Sadeq Ibrahim, gave the warning at a one-day sensitisation meeting with retailers in the held on Monday in Yola, according a statement issued by the DPR.

Ibrahim said the warning became necessary prevent fire disasters as well as protect lives and property the .

He said that the DPR would no longer tolerate the dangerous cylinder-to-cylinder refilling business for the of the .

He said, “LPG cylinder-to-cylinder re-bottling, refilling and decanting is prohibited by Department of Resources.

The trans-filling of the resources is not allowed and is against the DPR regulations and requirements because the business is highly hazardous and a to lives and property of the .”

According to Ibrahim, the DPR has recorded many fire outbreak accidents across the country as a result of poor handling and unsafe cylinder-to-cylinder gas refilling process.

He advised the retailers to go and address how to improve their as the department had no intent to push them out of the business.

He said that among the roles of the gas retailers as stated in the DPR regulations to sell a full gas cylinder, either through cylinder exchange or a new one.

Ibrahim advised the gas retailers to put in their shops and also register with the DPR.

“All gas retailers in the are advised to protection to their workers and the shop. Also, the retailers’ outlets are advised to register with the DPR to obtain approved licences,” Ibrahim said.