DPR tasks oil, gas retail outlets on safety in Zaria



he Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has urged managers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and fuel stations to safety in their facilities.

The Controller of DPR in Kaduna, Malam Yusuf Suleiman, stated this at the -day workshop on Minimum Industry Safety Training for Downstream Operations (MISTDO) protocols on Friday in Zaria.

According to him, MISTDO is introduced to reduce occurrence of fire disasters, preservation of environment at many retailing outlets such depots, fuelling station and LPG retailing plants.

He added that MISTDO was aimed at protecting lives and investment in petroleum downstream sector.

“We urge you to key into this initiative,’’ he added.

He, therefore, urges owners of LPG Plants and fuel stations to participate actively in training.

The controller explained that workshops would educate stakeholders on petroleum safety in order to minimise fire outbreak, preserve environment and to save lives of Nigerians.

In his remarks, Safety and Risk Management Expert, Alhaji Jamilu Doguwa, said stakeholders in oil and gas sector more on safety training to protect citizens’ lives and public property.

He stressed the for stakeholders to imbibe culture of seeking for to update safety measures skills in order to face global challenges.

Similarly, one of participants, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, urged participants to pay more attention on training as it would empower them with new safety techniques toward harnessing their investments.

Mohammed, also a member of Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria (IPMAN), commended DPR for the initiatives and assured them that the IPMAN would comply with all necessary safety measures.(NAN)