Following the Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State explosion that took away 15 persons life, including an entire family, and a newly married couple, the House of Representatives, HoR, and the Lagos House of Assembly, has expressed sadness over the incident.
iBrandTV reported that, the explosion occurred around 8:45 a.m on Sunday after a truck hit some gas cylinders in a gas processing plant. The gas plant was located near the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s System 2B pipeline’s right of way.
No fewer than 15 persons have been confirmed dead, also a total of 55 others are currently receiving treatment after a gas explosion rocked the Abule-Ado area, near the International Trade Fair Complex, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, representing Surulere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State, in a statement, commiserated with the victims of the explosion.
He called for calm as the State Government makes frantic efforts to ascertain the cause of the incident and address the effects.
“My heart goes out to the people of Abule Ado, especially the victims of the explosion, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area; I sympathise with the people and Government of Lagos State over the incident
“May I call on all the agencies of government to do diligent work to ascertain the cause of the explosion to avert a re-occurrence,” Gbajabiamila said.
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Similarly, the Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, who is also the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, expressed his condolence in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday.
The speaker said his heartfelt sympathy goes out to the people who lost their lives, valuables and property in the unfortunate incident.
”I pray that God in His infinite mercy will grant you all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of your loved ones and property.
”We on our own part, as part of the government will do everything possible to avoid such a disaster and colossal loss of lives and property in future,” the speaker said.
Obasa also use the opportunity of the unfortunate incident to advise Lagosians to be safety conscious at all times.
The speaker said Lagosians should ensure that they avoid living close to dangerous areas such as petroleum pipelines and gas depots.