The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has lamented the deadly gas explosion that claimed many lives and property at Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, of the state, on Sunday.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Adelaja Adeoye in a statement issued on Monday called for an immediate investigation into the cause of the deadly pipeline explosion.
The party commiserated with victims, all Lagosians, and the families of those affected by the tragedy, stating further that the incident was a national tragedy as a result of several deaths and the destruction of properties including a school.
“The residents of Lagos, woke up to a loud explosion, which was heard in most parts of the State, on Sunday morning, while some people were saying that it was pipeline explosion, others have expressed a contrary opinion.
“It is important that a thorough investigation is carried out, as National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said that the disaster was not due to pipeline explosion in their earlier report, even though NNPC gave a contrary report to what happened.
“The level of damage done by the loud explosion makes it very difficult to accept or reject what the cause could have been, but an extensive investigation should be carried out by the Lagos State government and the Federal government to clear the air over this matter.”
The ADP also called for an urgent review of Nigeria’s disaster management of as to avoid fire occurrences in the future.
The party said, “it deeply sympathize with all victims, especially the residents of Abule-Ado, students of Bethlehem girls and St Joseph School, Abule Ado” , who are currently at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town receiving medical care.
The statement by the APD comes after the Lagos State government floated a N2 billion relief fund to assist victims of the gas explosion.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who made this known when he paid a visit to the scene of the blast on Monday morning, also said the state was working with NEMA, NNPC and other agencies to make life easier for everyone affected by the tragic incident.
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