Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced periodic surveillance of petrol stations in Nasarawa State to ensure the stations adhered to standard safety measures to avoid another gas explosion.
Monaco Gas Station in Lafia was razed at about 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 when a tanker offloading liquefied gas had a leakage and went up in flames, killing many people.
Mr Mohammed Mahmud-Fari, the Commandant of NSCDC in Nasarawa State, told newsmen in Lafia on Monday that the surveillance of petrol stations would ensure that laws and regulations laid down on how petrol stations would be run were strictly adhered to.
He added that the surveillance would ensure that owners of petrol stations rent spaces in their vicinity to credible persons who would ensure safety measures were put in place in case of any unfortunate occurrence. Read more