The Acting Controller General, Ag. CG, of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Dr Karebo Samson has cautioned Nigerians against the storage of Premium Motor Spirits, PMS, popularly known as Petrol in their homes during this period of scarcity.
In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Assistant Controller of Fire, Abraham Paul, Dr Karebo says Petrol is a highly inflammable liquid which if not handled carefully can cause serious fire explosion.
“Nigerians must resist the temptation of storing PMS in their homes or other confined places due to the current challenge of scarcity, as doing that will endanger their lives and that of others.
“As we all know, children like to experiment, so storing PMS at home could be putting them at high risk especially if it is within their reach,” Dr Samson said.
He explains that Invariably there is always a risk of a fire outbreak or an explosion if there is a source of ignition nearby such as a naked flame or an electrical spark.
The Ag. CG stressed that Nigerians should avoid any act which could lead to fire outbreaks in their environment.