The Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON and other concerned agencies have been charged to wake up to their responsibilities of ensuring quality standard in the circulation of gas materials, to reduce incidence of gas explosion, which is fast turning into a daily occurrence in Ogun State.
A community leader, Chief Toyin Amuzu, TA, who stated this in Abeokuta, while reacting to the recent explosion at the Obasanjo Presidential Library, advised Ogun residents to always take extra precautions while purchasing anything that has to do with gas.
Chief Amuzu said with this fourth explosion recorded in Abeokuta, barely 48 hours after the gas explosion in Conference Hotel, it is likely that the gas in circulation are either substandard or expired.
He therefore, called on government agencies, technicians and professionals to quickly put heads together and devise means of forestalling such occurrences.
According to him, “our people, especially regular users of such gas products should be wary of purchasing fake, adulterated or expired gas. The cause could be adulterated oxyacetylene gas in circulation thus gas consumers should be more conscious”.
“People should also avoid gathering in places where such materials are used”, he said.
Chief Toyin Amuzu, said by now, any responsible Government should be concerned about saving people’s lives by putting in place measures that will check such occurrences.
He commiserated with the families of those affected by the gas explosions.