Kaduna Gas Explosion – El-Rufai Shuts Down Retail Shops in Residential Areas
– Gas retail shops in Kaduna will henceforth be relocated to industrial areas in the state – The order was given by Governor Nasir El-Rufai following the recent gas explosion which claimed lives in the state – El-Rufai said that the state government is already making provisions for the relocation Following the gas explosion that took place in Kaduna state on Saturday, January 4, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the closure of retail gas shops in residential areas. El-Rufai, who was at Sabon Tasha, the scene of the tragedy on Monday, January 6, ordered the shops to relocate to industrial areas for safety of residents, The Nation reports. He added that any owner of gas shop who fails to comply with the directive must be reported to the Kaduna Environmental Protection Agency (KASUPDA) which will, in turn, impose punitive sanctions on such a person.
The governor said that the provision of lands and precautionary measures are already being for the relocation, so as to avoid a repeat of the disaster.
He said: “We will relocate them, we will give them land in industrial areas where adequate precautions to prevent things like this will be put in place.
The governor said that the provision of lands and precautionary measures are already being for the relocation, so as to avoid a repeat of the disaster. Source: UGC “But for now, we have to get all these gas refilling plants within the metropolis and towns relocated. We are mapping all of them. For now, they are shut down.
Reacting to the incident, President Buhari said: “I am deeply touched by this unfortunate incident that claimed the lives of Professor Simon Mallam, his son and others. “The death of the erudite Professor has robbed Nigeria of a great scientist whose services were acutely needed at a time we are increasing emphasis on science and technology for development.”