The Ogun State Government has put a temporary stop to the sale of industrial gas in the state to put an end to multiple gas explosions in Abeokuta.
The State Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo, said this during a stakeholders meeting in Abeokuta.
According to Ogunbanwo, all major stakeholders in the gas sector are expected to abide by the directives, saying, “Anyone found guilty of selling adulterated gas products or violating safety protocols would have full weight of the law to contend with,” he said.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Dr. Ola Oresanya described the incidence as an ugly development, which must be nipped in the bud.
Earlier, a team consisting of Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo, Mr. Ola Oresanya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Engr. Rasaki Ojetola and other government officials had visited different sites of the explosion and some gas plant outlets, which necessitated the seal of two of the plants in Omida and Idi-Ori in Abeokuta metropolis.