From John Ofikhenua, Bolaji Ogundele, Jide Orintunsin, Sanni Onogu, Victor Oluwasegun, Friday Otabor and Ibrahim Rasaq
Sunday’s explosion that ravaged a group at Abule Ado, a Lagos State suburb attracted commiseration with notable Nigerians, together with President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
Governors Olurotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command (WNC), Rear Admiral Oladele Daji; Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They commiserated with the victims, members of their households, the individuals and authorities of Lagos State, describing the devastating explosion that claimed lives, properties and left many severely injured as unlucky.
In message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, the President stated the explosion, identical to another catastrophe in any a part of the nation, was a nationwide tragedy.
He hinted that NNPC was already making efforts to determine the reason for the explosion, which affected one in every of its pipelines.
The assertion reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with households who misplaced family members, and all these affected by explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday (yesterday).
“The President condoles with the Lagos State authorities and all residents affected by the unlucky incident, which left many injured and destroyed property.
“I have received with sadness the news of this unfortunate incident which caused loss of lives and property.
“A misfortune of whatever scale anywhere is a tragedy to the country, and while the NNPC makes efforts to determine the cause of the incident, I send my deepest and profound sympathies to the victims, their families, government and people of Lagos State.”
Lawan seeks probe
Senator Lawan known as for a radical investigation to find out the trigger and extent of injury of the explosion.
Commiserating with the victims and all those that misplaced family members to the incident, the Senate President additionally sympathised with those that had been injured and people who misplaced property to the inferno, his spokesman Ola Awoniyi stated in an announcement.
Lawan commiserated with the Lagos State Government over the tragic incident and prayed to God to consolation all those that are affected and known as on the related authorities and businesses to get to the foundation of the incident with a view to forestalling a recurrence.
Tinubu desires perpetrators punished
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu condemned the explosion and commiserated with households and relations of those that misplaced their lives within the unlucky incidence.
In an announcement his Media Office signed by Tunde Rahman, Asiwaju Tinubu, stated all those that had a hand within the unlucky incident have to be punished regardless of how extremely positioned.
He stated: “This tragedy mustn’t have occurred. Those who misplaced their lives within the unlucky incident didn’t need to die so gruesomely.
“I strongly condemn this incident. I commiserate with households and relations of those that died. I additionally sympathise with those that misplaced their valued property.
“In their reminiscences and in an effort to avert related incidence in future, the authorities should get to the foundation of this incident and curb incessant explosions within the space.
“All those who had a hand in this explosion, including those who acted in ways to put lives at risk and hard-earned possessions in jeopardy, must be punished, no matter how highly-placed they may be.”
APC lauds first responders
The All Progressives Congress (APC) commiserated with victims and recommended the emergency response led by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the Fire Service and different businesses in rapidly containing the incident and attending to the injured.
Its National Publicity Secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu stated in assertion: “The occasion deeply condoles with households and family members over recorded deaths, we additionally want the injured a speedy and full restoration and sympathise with residents who misplaced property within the explosion.
“We are confident that the Lagos state government will implement measures to bring succour to the victims.”
Akeredolu condoles with victims, Sanwo-Olu
Governor Akeredolu condoled with the Lagos State Government and victims of the explosion.
His condolence was contained in an announcement by his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo.
Akeredolu described the incident as a tragic improvement that bolstered the necessity for warning and vigilance on the a part of all Nigerians no matter standing.
He stated: “Without prejudice to the end result of a attainable probe into this unlucky incident, the lack of a number of lives and precious belongings to such an incident requires deeper introspection, warning and infinite vigilance.
“Sad occurrences of this nature, particularly avoidable ones, can solely be stemmed by our relentless and acutely aware efforts devoid of standing.
“To my brother Governor, Babajide, the good people of Lagos State and indeed victims as well as those who lost their ones, including property, the prayers of the good people of Ondo State are with them at this crucial moment of grief.”
Expressing unhappiness, known as for calm because the state authorities started frantic efforts to determine the reason for the incident.
The Speaker recommended the state authorities in addition to related businesses for taking motion following the explosion.
In an announcement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker stated every part ought to be executed to avert the reoccurrence of such incident in future.
“My coronary heart goes out to the individuals of Abule Ado, particularly the victims of the explosion, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area. I additionally sympathise with the individuals and Government of Lagos State over the incident
“May I call on all the agencies of government to do diligent work to ascertain the cause of the explosion to avert a reocurrence”
Fayemi identifies with Sanwo-Olu
Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi commiserated with the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and households of victims, residents and enterprise homeowners who misplaced properties.
In an announcement by his spokesman Yinka Oyebode, the Ekiti governor regretted the large losses recorded throughout the early morning fireplace, urging the victims to not lose hope within the face of the catastrophe.
He additionally known as on Nigerians usually to take heed to security of their surroundings, particularly throughout this dry season.
The assertion reads: “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.”
How it occurred, by NNPC
No the NNPC, the early hours was on account of fuel explosion which occurred after a truck hit some fuel cylinders stacked in a fuel processing plant positioned close to the company’s system 2B Pipeline Right of Way.
In a press launch signed by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the company defined that preliminary findings indicated that the impression of the explosion was so big that it led to the collapse of close by homes and injury to NNPC pipeline on which efforts are being made to curtail the resultant fireplace.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari and different prime managers of the company had been on their solution to Lagos final evening for an on-the-spot evaluation.
According to him, following the report of the explosion, the company rapidly halted ongoing pumping operations on the Atlas Cove-Mosimi pipeline which was lively on the time.
The launch defined that NNPC had already mobilised its in-house mixed group consisting of well being security surroundings consultants, medical and safety personnel from its close by Satellite Depot in Lagos, at the same time as Lagos State Fire Service was additionally rallied to extinguish the fireplace.
The assertion stated extra fireplace firefighting personnel and tools had been mobillised from the NNPC Mosimi Area Office to supply further fillip to the continuing operation.
Assuring members of the general public and residents of the affected communities to stay calm, the NNPC’s spokesman assured that the momentary shutdown of the petroleum merchandise pipeline wouldn’t have an effect on the conventional provide of merchandise to the Lagos and its environs.