The senator representing Lagos West, Sen. Olamilekan Adeola aka Yayi has lamented the frequent explosion incidents within his senatorial district.
He stated this while commiserating with victims and families of the deceased in Sunday’s gas explosion in Abule Ado in Amumo-Odofin LGA of Lagos State.
Yayi’s condolence was conveyed in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Chief Kayode Odunaro in Abuja on Monday.
The senator, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the Abule Ado incident was one explosion too many, calling on relevant authorities to put measures in place to forestall a recurrence.
Recall that many lives were lost and property destroyed in a pipeline fire incident in Ijegun on July 4, 2019, equally under the senatorial district.
“Serious attention to safety must be put in place across the senatorial district, given the densely population and presence of many establishments with structures and products susceptible to inflammation and explosion,” Yayi said.
Adeola commended the valiant efforts of the men of the Lagos State and Federal Fire Services, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
He also commended the Nigerian Navy, the Airforce, other security agencies and other Nigerians for their roles in managing the disaster.
He lauded the efforts made towards rescuing schoolchildren caught in the incident, adding that relevant agencies of government should conduct a thorough forensic investigation on the immediate cause of the explosion.
Adeola called on NEMA and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to move into the area to provide relief materials as many constituents had been rendered homeless with many in hospitals.
He advised that the Lagos state government should not be left alone to handle the national disaster.