- Atiku Abubakar has expressed his concerns about the recent explosion linked to a truck loaded with LPG in Lagos
- The former vice president called for more proactive measures to prevent a repeat of the incident
- Atiku sent his condolences to the people affected by the explosion
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A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the recent explosion linked to a truck carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the Iju Ishaga area of Lagos state.
Abubakar in a statement via his Twitter handle described the explosion as one too many.
He called on the relevant government agencies to enforce safeguards for the handling of LPG’s, especially in high-density areas.
Atiku said reviewing protocols for the handling of the highly combustible product would avert the needless loss of human lives and properties in cities.
The former vice president expressed his condolences to the families of all the victims of the tragedy.
He said the tragedy is an unfortunate incident that could have been avoided.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 30 persons were reportedly injured in the inferno that occurred in Ajuwon boarder community areas of Lagos and Ogun on Thursday, September 24.
Legit.ng reported that a statement issued by the head public affairs of the Lagos State Emergency Authority, (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, hours after the incident revealed that a total number of casualties were 30, consisting of 20 adult males and 10 adult females were seriously injured.
In other news, Governor Yayaha Bello has reacted to the tanker explosion that claimed a lot of lives and damaged many cars in Felele, Kogi state on Wednesday, September 23.
In a statement made by the state's commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, the governor declared two-day mourning to honour the victims of the inferno.
The statement noted that this decision is due to the state government's respect for the lives of the Kogi people.