President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the explosion which claimed lives, property and left many severely injured at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin council area of Lagos State on Sunday.
Commiserating with the victims of the incident, their families, friends and the Lagos State government, the President said the explosion, just like any other disaster in any part of the country, was a national tragedy.
The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, hinted that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was already making efforts to determine the cause of the explosion, which affected one of its pipelines.
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with families who lost loved ones, and all those affected by explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday.
“The President condoles with the Lagos State government and all residents affected by the unfortunate incident, which left many injured and destroyed property”, the statement said.
This is even as The All Progressives Congress (APC) sent condolences message to the victims of Sunday morning explosion which occurred at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State and resulted in deaths, injuries and damage to property.
“We commend the emergency response led by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the Fire Service and other agencies in quickly containing the incident and attending to injured victims of the explosion.
“While the party deeply condoles with families and loved ones over recorded deaths, we also wish the injured a speedy and full recovery and sympathise with residents who lost property in the explosion. We are confident that the Lagos state government will implement measures to bring succour to the victims, a statement signed by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, National Publicity Secretary of the party says.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has also commiserated with the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and families of victims of Sunday’s fire at Abule Ado which claimed several lives and property.
Fayemi also commiserated with residents and business owners who lost property during the explosion.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, regretted the huge losses recorded during the early morning fire, urging the victims not to lose hope in the face of the disaster.
He also called on Nigerians generally to be conscious of the safety of their environment, especially during this dry season.
“We commiserate with families that lost their loved ones as well as residents and business owners who lost properties worth several millions of naira to the fire incident.
“The government and people of Ekiti State share in your grief and our prayers and thought are with you during this trying period,” the statement added.