The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has threatened to sanction all unlicensed LPG retail outlets and operators with stiff penalties.

This was made known to news men in Kaduna by The DPR North West Zonal Operations Controller, Mr. Isa Tafida, while reacting to Saturday’s gas explosion at Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The gas explosion killed five persons, including a professor, and destroyed valuable properties on Jan. 4.


This was contain in the police statement, after the incident in Kaduna, confirmed that five persons were killed, while four others sustained injuries.

Tafida who condoled with victims of the explosion said that the gas retailer operated illegally, without even a category D license being issued to retailers in the zone.

He urged investors, gas plant operators and retailers to obtain the required licence which would ensure safe handling of gas, to avoid similar accidents in the future.


The agency said it had approved and licensed 38 LPG plants in Kaduna state in 2019.




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