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22 January 2020

Governor Sanwo-Olu commiserates with families of pipeline explosion victims.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commiserated with families that lost their loved ones, following a pipeline explosion that occurred at Abule-Egba on Sunday.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, also sympathised with those that lost property and other valuable items to the inferno.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu said he was heartbroken to hear of the sad incident, which was caused by the nefarious activities of economic saboteurs.

The Governor urged security agencies to ensure that those behind the unfortunate incident were brought to justice, saying the government would not fold its arms and allow unscrupulous elements in the society to continue to wreak havoc in the State.

The Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat said this during a visit to scene of fuel pipe explosion at Abule-Egba, in Agbado Oke Odo LCDA.

He challenged residents to collaborate with the government by giving information about criminals and vandals in order to prevent loss of lives and property.

The Deputy Governor noted that the disaster was man-made, caused by vandalism, which could have been avoided,

He assured that the government would meet with victims of the incident to know how to assist them.

Chairman of the local government, Dr. Augustine Arogundade, tasked the NNPC to ensure proper policing of its pipelines to avoid vandalism, and ensure that insiders were not colluding with vandals to sabotage its efforts.

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