COVID-19 lockdown: Man says hotel caught fire due to storing too much fuel

COVID-19 lockdown: Man says hotel caught fire due to storing too much fuel

- A Nigerian man has narrated how the generator house of a hotel caught fire in Lekki

- The man identified as Peter Eze said the generator house caught fire due to too much fuel storage

- According to him, the hotel stored so much fuel due to lack of power supply during COVID-19 lockdown

Due to the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, the federal government directed a lockdown. Nigerians have been directed to stay at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Many people have been frustrated by the lockdown because they are cooped up at home doing nothing. Something that could have made this stay at home better is a constant supply of power but many people have complained about the lack of it.

Because of this, people have been forced to run their generators. A Nigerian man identified as Peter Eze has now narrated how a hotel outside his house in Lekki area of Lagos state caught fire around 1am.

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The man explained that the incident that happened on Wednesday, April 1, was caused due to too much fuel storage. He said the hotel stored so much fuel to be able to supply electricity during the lockdown.

Eze said the generator house of the hotel caught fire and it was only quenched by the fast response of the fire service in Lekki and the rain that started falling around the time it began.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that popular Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has complained about the power shortage in her area amid the coronavirus lockdown. The actress said the situation has made the lockdown a lot more frustrating.

The actress shared a photo of herself looking depressed in her living room without light. She wrote a lengthy caption in the post on Instagram, complaining about the power outage in her area.

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According to the actress, she has been running her generator for a while to the extent that her diesel is about to finish. She noted that she cannot imagine what others who are not so lucky are going through when she is in a state of almost finishing her diesel. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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