Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday commiserated with the families of the victims of the Baruwa gas explosion at Ipaja area of the state.

Sanwo-Olu expressed deep sorrow over the gas explosion that claimed lives and destroyed properties worth several millions of naira.

The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, described the incident as a sad memory in the life of the administration.

He said that the preliminary and final reports on the cause of the explosion suggested negligence on the part of the gas plant operators.

According to him, the government will take stiffer measures against operators of gas plants and/or any combustible items in the state to avoid future recurrence of such disaster.

”The gas explosion this morning has left a sour taste in my mouth.

“It is a reminder of the dark episode of March this year at Abule Ado Soba when innocent lives were lost to gas explosions of monumental proportion and properties destroyed.


”I really can’t believe that we would witness another such incident, no matter how little.

”I wish to therefore register my heartfelt condolences to the families of those that lost their loved ones in the fire. I pray that God grant their souls eternal rest.

”The reports I got showed that the explosion could have been avoided if the operators of the gas plant had adhered to safety guidelines.

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