Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State has directed immediate shutdown of illegal gas stations to prevent fire outbreak in Ebonyi State.
Umahi gave the order in a statement made available to 9News Nigeria on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Francis Nwaze.
The statement reads,
“To forestall possible outbreak of fire in this dry season and ensure that Health Safety and Environment regulation of Ebonyi State conform with National and International best oil field practice, the Government of Ebonyi State under the leadership of His Excellency Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE, has directed immediate shutdown of all illegal gas stations and outlets in the State.”
“To this end, all gas stations and outlets must operate with the approval of the Ebonyi State Capital Territory Development Board (ACTDB) and Department of Petroleum Resources, (DPR).”
“Defaulters of this directive will be penalized in accordance with the laws of the land and shall pay penalties.”
“Please, all concerned should ensure strict compliance to this directive.”