Senate To Investigate Lagos Explosion


The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream, Gas Resources and Petroleum Upstream to investigate the cause of Abule Ado explosion in order to prevent future occurrence.

The Senate said the committees’ report should be ready in two weeks.

It also urged the National Emergency Management Agency and Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to send relief materials to the victims and offset medical bills of those among them in hospital.

POLITICS NIGERIA reported how the explosion that occurred in the early hours of Sunday killed at least 20 people and also left many homeless.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state’s governor on Monday revealed a plan to set up N2 billion relief fund for victims and the state donated N250 million into the fund.

He also visited President Muhammadu Buhari with the pictures of the scene.

Meanwhile, the Senate on Tuesday, urged the federal government and members of the National Assembly to donate to the N2 billion ”Abule -Ado Emergency Relief Fund” set up by Lagos State government.

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