- The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, held a closed-door meeting with President Buhari
- The meeting was an opportunity for Sanwo-Olu to brief the president on the pipeline explosion at Abule Ado in the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos
- Sanwo-Olu also announced the constitution of a panel to investigate the explosion that claimed lives and property
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state on Monday, March 16, held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A tweet from the official Twitter account of the governor @jidesanwoolu confirmed the meeting took place.
The meeting between the Lagos state governor and the president was used by Sanwo-Olu to give Buhari a report on the Abule Ado pipeline explosion.
The governor speaking to State House reporters after briefing Nigeria's leader announced the constitution of a panel to investigate the explosion which claimed many lives and destroyed property, Daily Trust reports.
He said the panel, headed by the deputy governor and the commissioner for special duties had less than two weeks to submit its full report. Sanwo-Olu went on to note that the president is looking forward to receiving the committee's outcome.
Sanwo-Olu further explained that the committee's setup was necessary as Lagos state had never witnessed such a level of destruction.
Legit.ng previously reported that in a bid to help victims of the Abule Ado pipeline explosion which took place on Sunday, March 15, Governor Sanwo-Olu set up a N2 billion relief fund.
The Lagos state governor revealed this on Monday, March 16, on his official Twitter page, urging all well-meaning Nigerians to contribute to the fund. The governor alongside a team of inspectors was at the Bethlehem Girls College, the school which was most hit by the explosion.
In a related development, President Buhari has commiserated with all those affected by the explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state.
The Nigerian president in a statement on Sunday, March 15, through Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant, said he received with sadness the news of the incident which caused the loss of lives and property.
Similarly, Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed shock at the level of destruction caused by the Abule Ado explosion.
The governor, during an assessment of the scene, said he had never seen anything like the Abule Ado explosion before.
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