Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, Chairman, Association of Liquefied Petroleum (LPG) Plant owners in Adamawa, has advised customers to avoid using expired gas cylinders, describing them as “time bombs“.
He said their non-usage would save lives and property.
Mohammed gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Yola.
He said that each gas cylinder has an expiring date, hence the need to replace them after 15 years to avoid explosion.
“This cylinder that you are using have expiring date after 15 years, so it is important for you not buy cylinders that has no date.
“You should always be cautious by complying with safety guidelines, as compliance is key”, he advised.
According to him, it is advisable for people to paste the guidelines in their kitchens to serve as a remainder at all times in the event of any challenge.
Mohammed also advised customers to call or go to back to gas plants in case of leaks and other operational challenges.
He appealed to state governments to upgrade their fire fighting facilities by providing then with more modern equipment.
He said that government also needed to enlighten the public on safety guidelines.