The one-day programme, which was held at the Government House Annex, Warri, had an impressive turnout of retail outlet owners and operators in the oil city.
The Commissioner, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Delta State, Prince Emman Amgbaduba, represented by Executive Assistant to the Governor on Oil and Gas, Mr David Ekerekosou, said that there had not been any record of outbreak in recent times.
“Between the last workshop on safety for LPG retailers and now there has not been any recorded incident of fire outbreak among retailers’ shops in the state.
“It is pertinent to note that the state government is not resting on its oars as it is getting all hands on deck, including all well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies who are working to create a safe environment for members of the public while the LPG retailing operators remain in business.”
“This committee, which has since swung into action, has its secretariat domiciled in the Ministry of Oil and Gas and it is responsible for processing and permitting all prospective LPG retailing outlets in the state, in collaboration with the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA),” he said.
The participants were drilled on three topics, namely: ‘Attaining and sustaining a safe environment for LPG retailing in Delta State’, delivered by Mr. Solomon Obiokor of the NMDPRA, ‘LPG Supply- Implications for price stability, delivered by Dr. E.N. Omoko, Head of Department of Geology, University of Delta, Agbor, while the third lecture was entitled: ‘Smiling to the bank in the LPG Business- Need for strict safety compliance’, courtesy of Mr. Sunday Isaac, a Chief Fire Superintendent of the Delta State Fire Services.
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