Abuja - The Federal Fire Service has warned that it would seal off all
outlets selling petroleum products which failed to comply with fire safety
Olusegun Okebiorun, the Controller-General of the service, gave the warning in
Okebiorun advised all petroleum products sales outlets to immediately comply
with fire safety standard of the service or risk being sealed off.
He said that the service had launched the ‘Fire Safety Code’ which contained
all guidelines and requirements to educate members of the public on proper fire
“For owners of petroleum products’ outlets, the code stipulates that they
need to keep gas, fuel and other hazardous materials away from areas where fire
is used like restaurants.
“They must display the `no smoking’ sign in such outlets and large outlets
must instal the sprinkler system.
"I have told my men to go round the FCT and states nationwide to seal off
fuel stations that are not complying with these safety measures.
"This will force people to start conforming to
the guidelines,’’ he said.
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