Lockdown: DPR warns against storage of petroleum products in Ogun

Residents of Ogun State have been warned against the storage of petroleum products during the period of lockdown in the state, due to the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Tribune Online reports that the warning was given by the Operations Controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Abeokuta Field Office, Mrs Muinat Bello-Zagi, in a statement on Tuesday.

Zagi-Bello said there was no cause for panic buying, saying petroleum products would be available throughout the stay-at-home period.

“We’re pleading with our people to shun panic buying and storage of Petroleum products in their houses. There’s no reason to do that. There’s enough product and all the depots are loading.

“The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Chairman, Mosimi, Otunba Femi Adelaja has assured us of his members’ commitment to the availability of products.

“People should also desist from buying petrol inside polythene bags or plastic bottles. These are unsafe practices.

“In the course of our surveillance, we’ve also noticed that some people overzealously make use of hand sanitisers. Some even rub it on their body. This is quite unsafe because it contains alcohol which could cause fire incidents,” she said.

She urged consumers of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas to patronise only licensed plants while also discouraging transfers and decanting by gas retailers.

Bello-Zagi cautioned people on the use of hand sanitisers, saying they should not use it close to any source of ignition or in the kitchen.

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