Anambra gas explosion: Govt to clamp down on factories, fuel stations near houses

*Scene of gas explosion in Anambra.

*Scene of gas explosion in Anambra.

09 January 2016, Awka — The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, at the weekend said that petrol stations and factories built close to residential homes would be sanctioned by the Federal Government.

Such establishments, he said, have proved to be dangerous to public health.

Ngige, who spoke when he inspected the scene of the gas plant explosion at the head office of Chicason group of companies in Nnewi, Anambra state, which claimed about 120 lives on Christmas eve and destroyed many property, expressed shock at the magnitude of damage caused by the explosion.

He said that his ministry had mapped out safety measures to forestall future recurrence.

He frowned at sitting of petrol stations and factories near residential areas because of the vulnerability to accidents.

He extended his sympathy and that of the federal government to Chicason Group and the families of those who lost their relations.
*Charles Onyekamuo – Thisday

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