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The Lagos State Government has advised residents to engage only qualified technicians for the conversion of the petrol-powered generators to liquefied petroleum gas-powered generators in their homes and offices.

According to a statement on Sunday by the Lagos State Safety Commission, recent developments on the removal of petrol subsidy, which has led to the hike in pump price of petrol, have increased the rate of conversion of petrol generators to LPG generators in the state.

The Director General of the commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, said the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was committed  to ensuring safety of lives and property of its citizens, hence, the advice.Related New

The commission noted that, “CNG and LPG are generally cheaper than petrol, offering potential cost savings over the long term. These fuels are cleaner, and so do not contaminate the air as much as petrol and diesel do. Natural gas and LPG are often more abundant and domestically sourced in certain regions compared to petrol.”

It, however, noted that the conversion process comes with risks and safety concerns.

“Spark or heat from the generator can cause fire outbreak if gas leakage occurs from the hose or cylinder valve. Explosion could occur if the generator house is not properly ventilated, thereby allowing gas leak build-up in enclosed space. LPG is bottled under high pressure with potential for explosions if not properly handled,” the commission said.

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Source: PUNCH

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