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Lagos tanker explosion: Shammeh commends Ambode’s prompt response, condoles with victims


Lagos tanker explosion: Shammeh commends Ambode’s prompt response, condoles with victims

By Abolaji Adebayo

The Executive Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye, commended the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) for their prompt response to the recent tanker explosion in which about nine people and 54 vehicles were burnt at the Otedola Bridge in Lagos.

He also commended the Governor’s effort to ensure that the calamity did not go out of control and the measures put in place to make sure all tankers are certified worthy to ply the roads in the state.

He stated that Inasmuch as he has absolute confidence in the capacity of LASEMA to curtail emergency situations in Lagos, he nonetheless appealed to tanker and other heavy duty vehicles drivers on Lagos roads to exercise caution and observe safety standards as innocent people’s lives are also at stake, admonishing them to adhere with the regulations of the government by making sure they obtain the necessary documents within the stipulated time.

This came just as the council boss condoled with the victims of incident especially those who lost their lives in the inferno.

Olaleye joined millions of Nigerians in commiserating with the families of the victims and prayed for the repose of the soul of the dead.

“Nobody saw this coming, we are indeed pained that such a painful calamity is coming at this time when the nation is still battling with security challenges.

“We can only take solace in God and pray He takes absolute control of our lives individually and collectively. I pray Almighty Allah to give the families of the victims the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said in a statement issued by his media aide,  Lanre Olaleye.

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