Gombe State Government has encouraged more usage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to address deforestation in the state and country. Mr. Kabiru Kukandaka, the Chief of Staff, Government House said this during a sensitisation programme in Gombe.
He described the workshop as timely because a significant number of people have moved from traditional method of cooking to modern ways by using gas.
Mr. Osita Aboloma, the Director General of SON called on Nigerians to desist from using expired gas cylinder for cooking.
Aboloma, who was represented by Mr. Yakubu Umar, SON Gombe State Coordinator said a cylinder expires after 15 years from the date of manufacturing.
He stressed the need for general public to always check the expiry date of gas cylinders before refilling for their safety and that of the environment.
According to him, the objectives of the workshop is to create better understanding of good practice of handling and control of gas cylinder.
Mr. Olaleka Omoniyi, a resources person identified some of the causes leading to explosion as leakages, damage of cylinder valve and improper handling .