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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Senate To Investigate Ladipo Gas Explosion

The Daily Crucible | Published Wednesday,  November 17, 2021

From Godwin Akomah,  Lagos

The Senate has ordered an investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the gas explosion at Ladipo Spare Parts Market area of Mushin Local Government Area(LGA).

Explosion had rocked a gas shop on 33/35, Ojekunle Street, Ladipo spareparts market at 8.15 a.m on Tuesday, leading to the death of at least five persons, including a 10 years old boy. 

Many people sustained injuries in the resultant stampede, while property were also destroyed.

It was learnt that the owner of the gas shop was among the causalities. He was said to be refilling some of the cylinders when his phone rang and while attending to it, an ensuing radiation touched off a fire which let out a huge explosion.

Reacting to the development, the Senate directs its committees on Petroleum Downstream and Gas to investigate the explosion.
This followed the passage of a motion of urgent public importance moved by Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West) calling the attention of the Senate to yet another explosion in his senatorial district resulting in fatalities.  

The Senate directs its committees on Petroleum Downstream and Gas to investigate the explosion with a view to preventing future occurrences. 

Chief Kayode Odunaro, Media Adviser to Senator Adeola, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement made available to The Daily Crucible.

According to Chief Odunaro, the senator noted that there has been a recurrence of similar explosions in recent times in the same area in his senatorial district as happened in 2016, 2018 (Abule-Egba), 2019 (Abule – Egba) 2020 (Ijegun), and 2020 (Ile-Epo, Oke-Odo), 2020(Abule Ado) stressing that Nigerians resident in all the densely populated area where these explosions occurred now live in fear of not only losing properties and investment but their lives or those of love ones from these frequent explosive fire disasters. 

The Senate observed a minute silence in honour of the innocent Nigerians that lost their lives in the inferno and directed NEMA, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to immediately send relief materials to affected victims and offset medical bills of those hospitalized.  



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