Senate to probe Lagos gas explosions, request relief materials for victims


The National Assembly has directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream and Gas Resources to investigate the recent gas explosions in Lagos State.

The two panels were asked to probe the remote and immediate causes of the explosions with a view to preventing reoccurrence and report to the Senate in two weeks.

The Senate took the decision after a point of order was moved by the Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Solomon Adeola, on the issue.

It also directed the National Emergency Management Authority and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to immediately send relief materials to affected victims.

After observing a minute silence in honour of innocent Nigerians that lost their lives in the unfortunate events, the lawmakers urged the Federal Government to offset medical bills of hospitalised victims.

The red room thereafter ordered the Department of Petroleum Resources, Lagos State Town Planning Authority, the Fire Service and the Federal Road Safety Corps, to review the modus operandi, safety procedures of transporting gas in Nigeria.


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