Senator Solomon Adeola

Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), the Senate Committee chairman on Finance have decried the incessant occurrence of explosions in the senatorial district following yet another devastating explosion at Abule-Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government  leading to loss of lives and multi-million naira losses in terms of properties and infrastructures.

Reacting to the incident which at first count led to the death of over 17 persons with over 50 buildings destroyed and scores injured, the senator commiserated with the families of the dead and other victims of the massive explosion which cause is yet to be ascertain adding that serious attention to safety must be put in place across the senatorial district with its dense population and the presence of many establishments with structures and products susceptible to inflammation and explosion.

Senator Adeola commended the valiant efforts of the men of the Lagos State and Federal Government Fire Services, NEMA, LASEMA, Nigerian Navy and Airforce as well as other security forces and ordinary Nigerians for their roles in managing the disaster particularly the rescue of school children adding that relevant agencies of government should conduct a thorough forensic investigation on the immediate cause of this explosion.

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Senator 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 has been rendered homeless with many in hospitals adding that the Lagos state government should not be left alone to handle this national disaster.

Senator Solomon Adeola