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DPR Cautions LPG Operators against selling gas to customers with expired cylinders in Adamawa



DPR cautions LPG operators against selling gas to customers with expired cylinders in Adamawa

By Baba Yakubu Yola

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Adamawa, has cautioned operators of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants and retailers against selling gas to customers with expired cylinders to check explosion.

DPR Operations Controller, Adamawa Field Office, Mr Sadiq Danjuma, gave the warning at a meeting with operators and stakeholders in LPG business on Thursday in Yola.

Danjuma disclosed that only registered plants and retailers that fulfilled requirements would be allowed to operate in the state.

“You should check customers’ cylinders for the manufacture and expiry date before selling; if he or she come for refilling with expired cylinder do not dispense rather explain to them the dangers of such cylinders.

“We are here to show you how to handle LPG as the regulatory body and to inform you that nobody would be allowed to do business without the necessary permission.

“I urge you to contact the head of gas unit in the department for more details of what is expected of you,” he said.

Danjuma described LPG as a risky business for anyone without proper safety knowledge, noting that the agency would not compromise standard.

Also speaking,  Head of Gas Unit in the department, Dr Mohammed Laminga, said the meeting was to ensure zero tolerance to any accident in gas plants and retail outlets.

“We want you, your customers and the public to be alive by ensuring we all do what is expected of us to achieve zero accident,” Laminga said.

Lamingo advised plant operators and retailers to always check for leakages as the first step before opening their premises to customers.

Some of the stakeholders engsged in LPG business lauded DPR over the sensitization exercise,  saying it would enhance compliance with safety standard.

Mr Odey Joseph and Mohammed Wali, said they gained a lot from the exercise to enable them to further improve on safety at their plants and retail outlets.

Highlights of the meeting included presentation on safety tips, questions and answer sessions as well as inspection of some LPG plants in Yola.

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Covid – 19 ; FMC Yola suspends visiting hours, pegs one relative per patient



COVID-19: FMC Yola Suspends Visiting Hours, Pegs One Relative Per Patient

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TheFederal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, has suspended the visiting hours to the hospital. It has also reduced the number of patient relatives to one relative per patient.

This is contained in the press release Tuesday, signed by the chief information officer of the hospital Adamu Muhammad Dodo,

Dodo revealed that the measures taken were “in compliance with the directives from the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), with a view to controlling the spread of Corona Virus Disease; COVID-19.

1. All visits by the patient relatives have been suspended till further notice.
2. Only one patient relative is allowed to stay with a patient on admission.
“The management of the hospital wishes to remind members of the public to observe regular hand washing with soap and clean water, use of hand sanitizers where soap and water are not readily available, observe social distancing, avoid handshake and crowded places and observe personal hygiene

“These measures will be reviewed as the situation improves,” the hospital management assured.






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COVID -19; Borno NUJ commends BOSG steps in preventing the virus



Covid 19, Borno NUJ commends BOSG steps in preventing the virus

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ ) Borno Chapter has commendad the Borno State government for taking a swift action to prevent out break of Corona virus disease in the state.

The NUJ in a statement signed by its secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim said *”Wworthy of note is the setting up of high powered Response Team for the prevention and control of Covid-19 as well as provision of state of the art facilities for testing, isolation center and intensive care unit among other restrictive measures to keep the public safe. ”

The Union however calls on the government to provide more artificial respiratory machines to complement the ones on ground for use and as precaution in the event of any suspected case.

NUJ Borno Council assures government and people of the state of adequate and accurate coverage as well as timely information on prevention and control of corona virus.

The statement equally calls on journalists not to publish any alleged case on Covid-19 without confirmation from the Response Team or the Commissioner of Health in the state and be cautious while covering issues relating to the pandemic by using personal protective equipment.

“We also implore the public to be prayerful for an end to the global pandemic and remain law abiding in the face of restrictions by the government on social distancing including personal hygiene.*, the NUJ stated.


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Adamawa CP directs DPOs, Area Commanders to enforce public compliance with preventive measures on COVID -19



Adamawa CP directs DPOs, Area Commanders to enforce public compliance with preventive measures on Convid-19

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Audu Madaki, has directed Divisional Police Officers and Area Commanders to ensure public compliance within their areas of jurisdiction of all legitimate orders given by government to contain the Convid-19 pandemic.

The directive was contained in a statement by the Adamawa Command Spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, who said that the commissioner also warned against unnecessary arrest and detention of suspects.

“Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) global health threat and the subsequent social restriction orders imposed by governments at all levels, to enable its containment, the Commissioner of Police, AUDU A MADAKI , while enjoining citizens to voluntarily adhere to the orders, directs all DPOs and their supervising Area commanders to ensure that all legitimate orders given in pursuant to the containment efforts by the Government are strictly enforced within their areas of jurisdiction.

“The CP while urging officers to observe personal safety measures, further directs the Area commanders and DPOs to ensure that cases of unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects are not condoned.

  • “He reiterates that detention of suspects must be reduced to the barest minimum and that only very serious cases such as terrorism, armed robbery, homicide and other non-bailable offences should warrant detention. The CP further directs that adequate measures be put in place to screen persons to be committed into police custody.

    “The CP enjoins citizens to avoid social visits to police stations and other police offices and minimize official visits, except where absolutely necessary. Meanwhile, the CP has ordered for immediate publicize phone numbers of it’s Command Control Room, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and other Operational Commanders using the conventional and non- conventional media in order to facilitate alternative interacting and reporting options between the Public and the Police.”

    The statement also announced the closure of all Police Primary and Secondary schools in the state in compliance with Federal Government directive, adding that the Police Medical Services has also step up sensitization programmes across Formations and Barracks in the Command.

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