The Operations Controller, Yola DPR Office, Mr Sadeq Ibrahim, gave the warning at a one-day sensitisation meeting with gas retailers in the state held on Monday in Yola, according to a statement issued by the DPR.
He said, “LPG cylinder-to-cylinder re-bottling, refilling and decanting is prohibited by Department of Petroleum Resources.
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 businesses 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 was to sell a full gas cylinder, either through cylinder exchange or a new one.
“All gas retailers in the state are advised to provide protection safety facilities to their workers and the shop. Also, the retailers’ outlets are advised to register with the DPR to obtain approved licences,” Ibrahim said.