FCT Fire Service Cautions Filling Stations Against Discharging Fuel During Day Time


Mr Julius Opetunsin, Assistant Controller-General (ACG), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service, has cautioned filling stations in the territory against discharging fuel during the daytime as any spark could lead to fire outbreak.

Opetunsin gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

He said that filling stations should endeavor to discharge fuel at night when the weather was cool.

“Filling stations should discharge fuel at night when there is no sun because any spark while discharging fuel during the daytime could be disastrous,” he said.

The ACG said that the agency’s Fire Prevention and Protection Unit alongside the Enforcement Unit had been sensitising filling station attendants on how to effectively discharge fuel.

“We move round filling stations to inspect them and to know if they have adequate fire defense equipment,” he said.

NAN reports that the agency had warned that any filling station found discharging fuel during the daytime would be sealed and fined a minimum of N500, 000. (NAN)

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