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Lagos pipeline explosion could have been averted – Gov Dapo Abiodun

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said that the Sunday pipeline explosion in Abule Ado area of Lagos State would have been averted if residents had obeyed safety rules and regulations.

Gov Abiodun disclosed this Monday, while commiserating with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion, which claimed scores of lives

DAILY POST reported that the pipeline explosion resulted in loss of about 17 lives, while properties were also destroyed.

Abiodun, in a personal condolence message, sympathised with the families of dead persons, including children and persons who lost properties in the inferno.

In a statement made available to DAILY POST by his Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Emmanuel Ojo, Abiodun emphasised the importance of personal safety, saying “in everything that we do, including where we build our houses, schools and do our businesses, let’s obey safety rules. This disaster would have been averted if safety rules had been kept.”

Meanwhile, Abiodun urged residents and emergency response/management agencies to do the needful at the disaster site to rescue victims trapped in the rubble and distribute protective equipment.

He also asked them to make the best use of available gear to protect themselves from harmful fumes, decrepit structures and other particles in the atmosphere.

Prince Dapo Abiodun commended the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, for his prompt response to the tragic incident, and the humanitarian support immediately deployed, which he said were useful to all relevant agencies that coordinated the rescue efforts.



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