Fire outbreaks: FCTA cautions filling stations on discharge regulations


By Abdullahi Muhammad


The Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA), has called on owners of filling stations to heed to rules and regulations of discharging fuel in the territory.

The Acting Director, FCT Fire Service, Engr Sani Saidu, disclosed this during a meeting with dealers, managers, supervisors of oil & gas stations, yesterday.

He said the incessant explosion of fuel tankers in Abuja was becoming worrisome and must be addressed.

He warned all stakeholders in the city to adhere to the guidelines issued to them by the Fire Service.

He explained that the administration would not tolerate activities that would cause fire outbreak especially during dry season.

The Director advised fuel station owners and other relevant stakeholders to always liaise with the service to curb fire disaster across the city.

“There are some accidents that can’t be avoided but others are caused by our careless way of doing things, I don’t care attitude would not help us.

“When there is fire outbreak as a result of discharging of fuel both the station owner and the residents suffer, including the government and Fire Service men.

“Owners of filling station, oil and gas dealers must be awake to their responsibility of heeding to discharge regulations. FCT Fire Service will not accept illegal activities that would result to fire outbreaks”.